Anglican cleric Reverend Mark Harewood today reminded parishioners of the lessons learnt from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
He also urged those gathered during a three hour-long Good Friday service, at the St Barnabas Anglican Church, this afternoon to remember Jesus’ love and humility during his time on Calvary.
“Even though people tortured him . . . Jesus refused to become the enemy, even though he was brutalised by the enemy. There are always temptations for us especially when we are afraid, to react and to respond in a negative way. Jesus is offering us a new way so that we would never become like the torturers, we would never become like the brutalisers, but become like Jesus who encourages us through his life . . . to recognise that love is always the best way,” Reverend Harewood said.
He therefore called on persons to be each others keeper and not to turn a blind eye to situations of “brutality” taking place in society.