The Sun (Sunnewsonline.com) is reporting that Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, the Archbishop of Niger Delta North has been kidnapped, along with his wife Beatrice.
The Gospel tomorrow speaks of the cost of discipleship, and here it is. He was reportedly kidnapped at Eleme on their way to Port Harcourt. The Archbishop's wife was left in the car as the kidnappers "fled with the bishop into the bush."
These are the times when the Anglican Communion is greater than the sum of its parts, and when our prayers are not for our friends alone, but for every member of the Church as they live out being the witness to Christ's presence in the world.
Pray for the Archbishop and for his family in this time of crisis, and pray for his quick and safe release.
Prayers for safe return and peace of mind for his family ascending.ReplyDelete
My God's will be done and may his servant, the Archbishop of Niger, know God's present fullness in the hour of his distress and may his wife find God's lovingkindness and succor in her distress.ReplyDelete
These are the times when the Anglican Communion is greater than the sum of its parts, and when our prayers are not for our friends alone, but for every member of the Church as they live out being the witness to Christ's presence in the world.ReplyDelete
Brilliantly stated, and so very true! Thank you for this reminder (and, of course, for this information).
Oh please; two days ago you all though he was a typical fundiegelical anti-gay hater.ReplyDelete
Mr. Waite are we not to pray for those who trouble us? Are we to pray only for those with whom we agree?ReplyDelete
One difference, George, between "us all" and the homophobes who believe that gays should be imprisoned or executed, is that we believe that those who oppose or attack us are nonetheless entitled to life and liberty, and are to be prayed for, not slandered, in instances like this.ReplyDelete