“The peace which Christ brings to us and which all of us desire cannot be experienced if false prophecies and prophetic utterances continue to be entertained in our country as the new norm,” the Ghanaian Catholic Prelates stated in a Pastoral Letter which coveys Christmas and New Year messages to Catholics and Ghanaians as a whole.
The Pastoral Letter released on December 17, which is under the theme: Peace with God, Peace Among Humanity, Peace with All Creation, was signed by the President of the GCBC, the Most Rev. Philip Naameh.
In recent years, especially during the season of Christmas leading into the new year, there have been too many false prophesies made of which some have created fear, panic and tensions in our society.
In view of that, the Catholic Bishops encouraged Christians and indeed, all Ghanaians to cherish the values of hard work, patient endurance, perseverance, moderation and contentment, and not allow themselves to be led astray by false prophecies and prophetic utterances.
At the end of November this year alone, statistics show that over 2,600 lives were lost through road traffic accidents.
The Bishops were of the view that “Every human life is precious and an invaluable asset to the person, the society and to humanity as a whole. Besides, the best and most valuable asset of any nation is its human capital.”
“The loss of a single life on our roads causes so much pain to families and communities, and this takes away the peace we all cherish,” they added in their December 17 Pastoral Letter
In order to avert accidents during this yuletide and the New Year, the Catholic Bishops appealed to all drivers, travelers, pedestrians and indeed, all road users, to observe all road traffic rules and regulations to ensure safety on our roads and thereby avoid unnecessary accidents and carnage.