“To sustainably improve the quality of life of people living within the Diocese by spreading the Good News of Christ and facilitating socio-economic empowerment in Justice and Peace”.
Catholic Diocese of Ngong
THE MESSIAH IS HERE
A wealth farmer burst into his home one day and cried out in an anguished voice, “Rebecca, there is a terrible story in town- the Messiah is here!” “What’s so terrible in that?” asked his wife. “I think it’s great. What are you so upset about?” “What am I so upset about?” the man exclaimed. “After all these years of sweat and toil we have finally found prosperity. We have a thousand heads of cattle, our barns are full of grain and our trees are laden with fruit. Now we will have to give it all away and follow him.” “Calm down,” said his wife consolingly. “the Lord our God is good.
He knows how much we Jews have always had to suffer. We had a pharaoh, a Haman, a Hitler- always a somebody. But our dear God found a way to deal with them all, didn’t He? Just have faith, my dear husband. He will find a way to deal with the Messiah too.” (de mello, The Prayer of the Frog, p.71). We have been preparing for the last four weeks for a worthy celebration of the birth of Jesus and His second coming in glory. The Messiah is here! Shall we wish God ‘dealt’ with Him and let his birth come and go as we wait for next year’s, or should we renew our lives in the power of Christ by getting rid of whatever obstructs our full experience of his grace and power in each one’s life?
In the words of John the Baptist, we ought to make a straight path for Him. To make a straight path for the Lord means to level up the bumps and to fill up the holes in our lives. One can only do that as a disciple who is ready and willing to embrace renunciation and detachment. Didn’t Christ himself say, “.... everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple” (Luke.14:33).
To follow Jesus, is a willingness to open our hearts to him who visits us and calls us, it is necessary to detach ourselves effectively from what we have and are.
May I wish you all a joyous and holy Christmas, reflective of the entire detached life of Christ, and a blessed new year, 2015, guided by the spirit and sacrificial love of Christ for all. Shalom.
The Diocesan Finance Administrator Rev. Fr. Anthony Ndungu has commended efforts of the various Diocesan Committees like Diocesan Finance Council, Diocesan Pastoral Council, Parish Councils and all friends of the Diocese, for their tireless efforts in making Diocesan activities a reality through their sacrifices and generosity.The target for year 2013 was 27 Million but we managed to realize 22 Million.
The family celebration that is held annually brings together the Diocese of Ngong Fraternity. The year 2013 saw the Diocesan Committee come up with a dinner party to supplement the Parishes and guest's Contributions.