28 July 2014

Liberia: 'Stop Hurting and Bringing Hardship' - Bishop Hart Warns

The President of the Liberia Council of Churches has warned political leaders, the Government of Liberia and heads of institutions in the country to refrain from hurting and bringing hardship to Liberians.

Bishop Jonathan B.B. Hart intoned that the Government of Liberia should refrain from things that in the past brought war in the country.

He said corruption, cheating and untold hardship were some of the reasons that led the country to civil disobedience.

The prelate indicated that the people cannot sustain the peace if Liberians do not love and respect one another.

The Episcopalian Bishop warned that if Liberians have some bitterness or dissatisfaction, they should seek the council and advice of the church.

Speaking at a press conference held on in Monrovia, July 24, 2014, Bishop Hart indicated that church leaders have intervened in the time of crisis and have always played advisory role in mending broken issues.

'We should learn to live in peace and harmony with one another and desist from divisive tendency," he added.

'We continue to pray for our nation and we have been holding dialogues to prevent crisis," the Bishop stressed.

He indicated that since the establishment of the Liberian Council of Churches in the country, the institution has been offering counsel and prayer for the nation.

The Episcopalian Bishop pointed out that Liberians should seek counsel and advice when things hurt them.

The Christian cleric called on Liberians to learn to live in harmony despite the social, economic and political conditions that impede the progress of the country.

He noted that the Council has made a number of interventions that has calmed some uprisings in the country.

Bishop Hart mentioned that the spirit of God should be in the hearts of all Liberians in order to enhance purity and to make them morally upright in their activities.

The cleric indicated that sin is a serious separation from God and it brings reproach to any nation especially when the government or leaders are involved in it.

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