Bishop sows seeds of love for Easter

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CITIZENS have been urged to show love and compassion during Easter.
The Catholic diocese of Lae Bishop Rozario Menezes said the Lord Jesus Christ had died for the love of God and humanity.
“All through his passion, he suffered alone. This brings out the depth of his love, for loneliness in suffering is the clearest indication of a person’s capacity to love,” he said.
“The fact that he suffered, not because of weakness inherent in human nature, but as the result of human injustice and of his revolutionary message, proves his faithful love of God and humanity.
“In his suffering he acted upon his own word: “The greatest love a person can have for his friends is to give his life for them” (John 15:13). Jesus did not suffer to wipe out suffering from our lives but to teach us how to suffer, to teach that suffering will always accompany true love, hence “anyone who follows him must carry his cross daily.
He taught us about the supremacy of love and of the qualities that exemplify it, namely, that love is stronger than violence, that humanity is stronger than pride, that kindness is stronger than anger, that gentleness is stronger than rudeness, and that peace is stronger than war.”

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