AFRICA/KENYA - Good management of Creation at the center of the Lenten campaign

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 lent   bishops   corruption  

Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) - "We believe that everything God created is good. Man was created in the image and likeness of God and was commanded to govern creation rationally to bring forth fruit from the earth", said His Exc. Mgr. John Oballa Owaa, Bishop of Ngong, and Chairman of KCCB – Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Kenya, in presenting this year’s Lenten Campaign, whose theme is "Stewardship for a Transformed Nation… My obligation". The Lenten initiative is part of the campaign for the fight against corruption launched on 5th, October, 2019 at Subukia in Nakuru, (see Fides 6/11 / 2019). The Chairman of "Justice and Peace" recalled that those who are baptised have a special responsibility to share the kingly, prophetic and priestly life of Christ.
"Our stewardship must imitate that of Christ. Everything we have and are belong to God. We are simply managers or administrators acting on His behalf", said Mgr. Oballa.
For the next five weeks beginning 22nd, February 2020, Christians will be expected to reflect on weekly topics: Responsible Farming, Youth and Development, how people have handled the natural resources and how they can be improved.
The campaign promoted by the Bishops of Kenya wants to be a response to Pope Francis’ invitation in his encyclical Laudato Si’, taking care of ‘Our Common Home’ – the Earth
In Week Five and final week, Sanctity of Life and Dignity shall be discussed as every human person is created in the image and likeness of God. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 22/1/2020)