Archbishop Fr. Joseph Harris: “TT Is Sick”

TT is sick

JOAN RAMPERSAD Saturday, May 27 2017

ARCHBISHOP of Port-of-Spain Fr Joseph Harris yesterday called on citizens to repent and turn away from wicked ways as he that this country is sick and in need of divine healing.

TT is sick

Quoting from the Bible, where Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”, Archbishop Harris said repentance is needed.

He made the call while delivering the homily at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-of-Spain having been invited by Fr Carl Williams to so do, in this week where both the Catholic and Anglican churches pray for Christian unity.

The Archbishop said the solemnity of the Ascension tells us why TT is sick. “We have not fulfilled the mandate given to disciples to teach everything that the Lord has commanded us.

We teach what the Lord has commanded principally by the example of our lives.” He said the important thing in life is that all of us live by good habits as bad habits are sins.

He said repentance is essentially replacing bad habits with good ones or replacing sin with virtue.

As a result, the Archbishop stated, the situation in this country necessitates a change of heart. “It is not easy.

But Almighty God has promised us the Holy Spirit will lead us into the truth. We have received the Holy Spirit in Baptism and Confirmation and the truth that the Spirit leads us to, is to seek God first and see each other as brother and sister.” For his part, Rev Williams surmised: “If there is beauty in the home, there is order in the nation.” Among those in the congregation were Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar and UNC chairman David Lee. Following the service, Persad-Bissessar said she felt it was her duty to attend. She praised and thanked Archbishop Harris for his “fortifying” homily.

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