‘Do Not Misguide Our People’

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The Catholic Archbishop of Monrovia, Lewis J. Zeigler, has challenged Legislators and cabinet ministers to work together in peace and speak with a voice that shows that they are united.

“Please work together, work in peace and speak with a voice that shows that you are united. Do not misguide our people; help them so that together we will build this country into what we want it to be,” admonished the Archbishop.

Archbishop Zeigler’s advice to government officials was contained in a homily he delivered at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Monrovia, during holy Mass on Christmas day.

The Catholic cleric said the people of Liberia from all the 15 political sub-divisions recently went to the polls to elect 15 new Senators to represent their respective counties for another nine years, describing the peaceful elections as a great Christmas gift to all Liberians.

He said the election process which included campaigning and voting was calm and peaceful, adding, “that was a beautiful gift to this country, because a few days before that time, what was going on was not good.”

“I appeal to my brothers and sisters who have been placed in these (positions): the people have placed their trust in you, do not let them down,” he admonished.

He said eventhough it is common logic that the Senators elected and ministers in government will not give the citizens everything that they want, “but they are expecting you to see to their interests in their respective counties, as far as the common good (is) concerned.”

“Whether you are a Senator, a Representative or a Minister, this government is one; please work together, work in peace and speak with a voice that shows that you are united. Do not misguide our people; help them so that together we will build this country into what we want it to be,” declared Archbishop Zeigler.

During Thursday’s Mass, several children were baptized and confirmed.

He urged the newly baptized children to live a simple life and practice humility, and always obey their parents and teachers, and the elderly in their communities and the society at large. Those virtues, he said, exemplify the life of Jesus Christ whose birthday day Christians celebrate on Christmas Day.

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