As Christians in Liberia and the world over commence Holy Week and the ‘1,982nd’ celebration of Easter since the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the 1st Vice President of the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC), is cautioning Liberians not to bury Liberia, “because she will rise again.”
Rev. Dr. Kortu K. Brown is challenging Christians to reflect and draw lessons from a story as “meaningful to our everyday life as it is to our salvation.”
Rev. Brown, who is also the Church Pastor of New Water in the Desert Assembly, and General Overseer of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, is reminding Liberians that whatever methods are employed to hold others down will not keep them down.
“Remember, the sealed grave of Jesus Christ was forced open on the third day when it was resurrection morning. The people you hold down today in your homes, churches, offices, communities, etc. will rise tomorrow,” he said.
Quoting Proverbs 26:26-28, Dr. Brown reminded Christians thus: “Though his hatred covers itself with guile, his wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. He who digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone it will come back on him; a lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth works ruin.”
Few months ago as the Ebola virus rolled away, the Pentecost Prelate recalled how worried he was over the level of deceit and hypocrisy which he noted became pervasive in the Liberian society, and warned of Divine recourse if the situation was not abated; “that was before the leadership challenge in the House of Representatives.
“I remain worried that many persons in our society today behave as though God doesn’t exist; that the day of reckoning will not come, schemes and schemers, pits and pit diggers…, people pretending to love Liberia when in-fact they are obsessed with self-service, ritualistic killers, and self-righteous people who throw stones and hide their hands, roam about wreaking havoc in every place.”
Warning Liberian Christians to stop judging one another, Rev. Brown quoted Matthew 7:2 that says: “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Meanwhile, most Christian Churches started the 40-day period preparations to Easter on Ash Wednesday. This was followed by the celebration of Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday) which commenced Holy Week. It was during this week, on Friday to be exact, that Jesus Christ was crucified. The day is known as Good Friday. This was followed three days later by His resurrection on Easter Sunday, concluding what is regarded as the most important period of Christianity.