Christmas is the celebration of God’s gift of love to the world.
As we celebrate Christmas this year, let us extend love to one another and practically demonstrate it to restore hope in our hopelessness. For a virgin has given birth to a child, He is Emmanuel, meaning: God is with us. (Matthew 1:23)
Our prayer is for all South Sudanese to forget their hatred and divisions; instead, they reconcile to one another and encourage our leaders to work together in implementing the R-ARCSS [Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan] in love and sincerity of hearts.
May the joy of this new born child, Jesus Christ fill our hearts and may His peace prevail in our nation of South Sudan.
Merry Christmas to all.
The Most Rev Justin Badi Arama
Primate of ECSS and the Bishop of Juba