15 May 2017 07:30am
WINDHOEK, 15 MAY (NAMPA) - Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Bishop Emeritus Zephania Kameeta has called for love, justice and peace in what he described as a divided, broken and bleeding world.
Kameeta was speaking at the global commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Lutheran Reformation at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday.
Delegates and participants from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Assembly attended the commemoration with thousands of other Lutherans from Namibia, including President Hage Geingob, First Lady Monica Geingos, and Prime Minister Saara Kugongelwa-Amadhila, and neighbouring countries.
Kameeta particularly asked those gathered at the reformation anniversary and the Twelfth Assembly of the LWF to share the new convent of Gods grace which is love and fellowship.
We are meeting here in Windhoek at a difficult, unpredictable and dangerous time in the history of humankind and what we need now is not the justification of the wrongs of the past, but that God in his grace, blot out all our iniquity, and create in our world pure hearts of love, justice and peace, said Kameeta.
He urged the world not to focus on the weakness of a divided, broken, and bleeding humanity but on the gospel which is the power of God that liberates all who believe.
Even in the darkest hour where death seems to be ruling everywhere and justice completely absent, the righteous will live by faith, said Kameeta.
Ecumenical representatives from all over the globe joined in reading prayers for the service, made vibrant by the music of several choirs from Lutheran congregations in Namibia.
The commemoration saw thousands of worshippers line up at 50 communion stations in the stadium to receive the Eucharist.