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Vicar's Message - COGSLK - Church of the Good Shepherd, Thimbirigasyaya, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka

Vicar's Message! - July 2017

FROM THE DESK OF REV SURESH DIAS BANDARANAIKE

My dear friends in Christ,

Last month, I was invited by two separate organizations to attend events organized by them. At both gatherings there were representatives of clergy from different faiths. On both occasions I spoke on the importance of religious harmony and shared some thoughts on the prayer of St Francis of Assissi on the theme ‘Lord make us instruments of your peace’.


Today, very sadly, people create divisions in society in the name of religion, caste, and creed for their own vested interests.


I spoke of the importance of promoting religious harmony and fostering fellowship with one another. Today, very sadly, people create divisions in society in the name of religion, caste, and creed for their own vested interests. Religious intolerance in society has created many problems. Nations around the world are divided along religious lines and create discord in the world.

I believe the good Lord calls upon each one of us to sow love where there is hatred, to bring pardon where there is injury, to bring peace where there is discord, and to bring light to where people are in darkness.

So, my dear people of God, let us pledge to love and respect everyone in the world irrespective of their ethnicity, languages, and other differences.

May God bless us all,
Your pastor and friend
Fr. Suresh


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