FORGIVENESS is the biggest lesson that one can learn from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Speaking during a Good Friday church service at the Labasa Anglican Church, Jabez Petueli said that throughout his suffering Jesus had taught a lesson of forgiveness to humanity.
"In his last hours of suffering Christ asks his Father to forgive those who were torturing him since they did not know what they were doing," he said. "He still forgave even when he was suffering and even prayed for those who were causing him to suffer.
"This is the biggest lesson that humanity can learn this Easter and the world including our beloved country of Fiji can be a better place if we all learn to forgive."
Mr Petueli said Jesus led an unselfish life and never had a thought of his suffering but instead asked God to forgive the people who were torturing him.
"The life of Jesus is a lesson to all Christians and we cannot be Christians if we do not practice the life of Christ. The life of Christ reflects on forgiveness, humility and love.
"The other lesson that can be learnt from the crucifixion is every Christians trust in God and Christ had referred to God as his father." Mr Petueli said the use of the word father denoted a special address between a father and son.
"We should all learn to put our trust in God either in times of happiness or sadness because our leader Jesus Christ did the same," he said.