By Felix Twinomugisha
The Seventh Day Adventist South Western Uganda Field (Diocese) Bishop Bernard Kakuru Bampata has called upon all church leaders in the diocese to reduce eulogies in order to save time for the word of God.
Bishop Kakuru expressed concern that in most cases people take long time listening to condolences messages and eulogies from various speakers forgetting that the mourners are standing in sun shine and othersÂ want to travel back to their destiny.
He directed the church leaders to harmonise the eulogies and reduce them to only three and no one should pass on the microphone to another because when the time of the word of the Lord comes, mourners start murmuring that the preacher is taking too long to finish yet the word of God is vital on burial ceremonies.
He noted that the importance of the church on burial ceremonies is to comfort the bereaved family and give them courage and hope all mourners that Jesus Christ is only the way, truth and life but not long eulogies.
Bishop Kakuru made remarks yesterday at the burial of late Kembuga Esteri in Ruguma Karegyeya Kikoni Ntungamo sub county Ruhaama county Ntungamo District.
The South Ankole Diocesan Bishop the Rt Rev Nathan Ahimbisibwe noted that it is right for the word of God to be given first priority saying that words of mankind shall not last but the word of God shall remain forever.
In 2017, the parish priest Kagamba Catholic church in Kajara county Rev Fr Alphonse Mukundane also banned many eulogies to only three whenever itâ€™s Holy Mass led by the priest.
All children led by Ephraim Muhwezi and Agaba Gershom expressed happiness to God for burying their mother in a descent manner instead of her burying them.
The late Esteri Kembuga aged 85 years succumbed to multiple body complications and left 8 children, 31 grand children and 12 great grand children
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