Bishop Akanjuna Urges Cultivation of Mutual Understanding in Families for Church’s Spiritual Growth
KABALE: The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, the Rt Rev Gaddie Akanjuna, has appealed Christians across the Diocese to foster mutual understanding within their families to nurture the spiritual growth of the church.
Bishop Akanjuna conveyed this message today during the induction service of Ven. Benon Byaruhanga as the Archdeacon of St. John’s Kamuganguzi Church of Uganda Archdeaconry in Katuna Town Council, Kabale district. Bishop Akanjuna highlighted a prevailing lack of mutual understanding in many families, creating a rift among family members that poses a significant threat to the church’s future. He also noted the alarming trend of children growing up without moral values, a factor that could jeopardize the well-being of the next generation.
Preaching during the same service, Reverend Canon Milton Nkurunungi, the Diocesan secretary reminded leaders of their inherent limitations in their respective roles and urged them to seek guidance when faced with challenges.
Challenging those with a skewed perception of leadership, Rev. Canon Nkurunungi emphasized that leadership is a divine calling meant for service rather than personal enjoyment, citing 1 Corinthians 1:26. He further underscored the transient nature of leadership, emphasizing that those called to serve must always remember the sacred purpose of their calling.
In his address, Archdeacon Benon Byaruhanga expressed profound gratitude to the Christians of Kamuganguzi and implored them for their unwavering support. He pledged to work diligently towards the development of the church, emphasizing the collective responsibility of the community in fostering a spiritually enriching environment.