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Auspicious Sunday

Ana Madigibuli
Sunday, April 13, 2014

PALM Sunday is an auspicious event for Christians around the country as it highlights the role of children in the various churches.

Methodist Church in Fiji general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said Palm Sunday, to the Methodist Church, was an important event because it focused on the majority of its membership, who are children and the youths.

"The Methodist Church has celebrated this for many years and we placed Palm Sunday to coincide with the day in which Jesus walked triumphantly into Jerusalem because it was on that day that the children shouted hosanna the loudest to the new King," Mr Nawadra said.

"The children were shouting hosanna because of what they had seen in Jesus, how he cared and loved children and how he even highlighted the statement that the children are the best examples of the Kingdom of God."

* Editorial comment: P6

church emphasised Palm Sunday because it believed the children were right in praising Jesus as a King because he showed great humility.

"The reason why children stand out from the rest during Palm Sunday is because of the honesty that they show especially when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem," he said.

"Our societies have now become very different and for children to keep the values that Jesus had seen in them the value of humility, honesty and trustworthiness is a great task.

"As a church we hope that the children will enjoy this Palm Sunday and our message is to encourage the children to welcome Jesus into their lives during this special day," Mr Nawadra said.

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