FROM THE DESK OF REV SURESH DIAS BANDARANAIKE
My dear friends,
The other day, I was reading a publication I received from the
National YMCA of Sri Lanka. It was making a call out to all
YMCAs and YWCAs to observe the second week of November as
the World Week of Prayer, with the theme of 'Be the Voice of
the Voiceless-Stand Up and Speak Up!' I believe this is very
relevant to us at a time when we see injustice, hatred,
jealousy, raising their heads all over the world.
Today, the voice of prophecy is silent. We need to hear the
voice of the prophets, whereby they spoke out without fear,
saying: 'Thus saith the Lord!'
My dear people of God, God challenges us to confront the
powers that silence people. As a church, we must speak up
against policies that continue to impoverish and oppress
people, and deny them their human rights. We must speak up
against the pollution of our waters, our air, and our soil. We
cannot remain silent, as God wants us to be a voice to the
voiceless and to bring liberation to God's people. Are you
willing to be that voice for God?
May the Lord use you as His channel to bring that change in
the world. Let us all join hands and work for the liberation of
God's people-and bring them out of darkness into the light of
Christ, the Light of the World.