Fiji Time: 11:33 PM on Tuesday 20 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Hope for everyone

Luke Rawalai
Monday, April 21, 2014

HOPE and reconciliation are the two biggest messages behind Christ's resurrection, says Father John Ryan.

Speaking at the Labasa Holy Family Parish yesterday, Fr Ryan described the resurrection of Jesus Christ as the very centre of Christian faith.

He said God declared his love for humankind by lending his dearest possession, His son, to reconcile sinful man to himself.

"It is through this man who died and rose again that God openly declared his love for the human race," he said.

"Through the resurrection of Christ we continue to live with the conviction that God is love and He is forever with us.

"The resurrection of Christ also brings about hope for men despite our own brokenness and hopelessness."

Fr Ryan said it was this very hope that was still available to the people of Fiji and those suffering in conflict-affected countries such as Ukraine and Russia.

"This very same hope is available to us here in Fiji and our leaders for with it comes a new vision and a new lease of life.

"In the midst of our sinful and fallen state, we still have hope and faith in God who is our refuge.

"Therefore, in order to achieve this hope, we have to first believe in ourselves to have the ability to believe in God."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63170.6127
JPY 54.204251.2042
GBP 0.35800.3500
EUR 0.40540.3934
NZD 0.68860.6556
AUD 0.63870.6137
USD 0.50450.4875

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Living in fear
  2. Nacuqu puts hands up
  3. Drivers lose $7800 weekly after LTA freezes permits
  4. Bajpai joins NFP, eyes on health facilities
  5. Women return home in time for anniversary
  6. Taliga aims for Fiji 7s spot, will play in Nawaka
  7. Association plans to boycott operations
  8. 44 men charged with sedition plead not guilty
  9. Focus on teachers
  10. Target set for improved education

Top Stories this Week

  1. Love is patient and always kind Wednesday (14 Feb)
  2. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  3. Plans to open caves for public viewing Monday (19 Feb)
  4. Long wait Monday (19 Feb)
  5. Della S(h)aw love Thursday (15 Feb)
  6. Dash for cover Wednesday (14 Feb)
  7. Villagers cry foul Thursday (15 Feb)
  8. Masirewa scores biggest try Monday (19 Feb)
  9. Tikotikoca withdraws provisional candidacy from NFP Wednesday (14 Feb)
  10. Bitcoin rises above $20,175 Saturday (17 Feb)