By Alva Mulbah Wolokolie
Following the numerous teachings of Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible on the forgiveness of sins, the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) has wholeheartedly welcomed the apology of the Director General of the General services Agency (GSA) Madam Mary T. Broh. The Church through its Acting President, Rev. Dr. Kortu K. Brown, says the church stands ready to always open its arms to individuals who are willing to repent and move forward.Kortu K. Brown, says the church stands ready to always open its arms to individuals who are willing to repent and move forward.always open its arms to individuals who are willing to repent and move forward.
Recently at a peace meeting held at the Monrovia City Hall, Madam Broh launched a bombardment of criticism against the churches that they have failed to play their role in sustaining the country’s ten years peace. Broh’s comment was in reaction to calls by some critics of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that she should resign.
On Monday, October 14, 2013, Madam Broh called a press conference to apologize to the LCC for questioning their role in keeping the peace that Liberians are enjoying today. She regretted her statement and asked the church for pardon.
She added that her comments were not intended to undermine the integrity of the churches in Liberia or to harm any relationship with the religious community.
Rev. Dr. Brown told the INQUIRER via mobile phone yesterday that the church has decided to follow the footprints of Jesus Christ in the Gospel when he told a woman to “go and sin no more”.
The Apostolic Pentecostal Church International prelate said the acceptance of Mary Broh’s apology is part of the greater picture of reconciliation that the country is determined to solve.
“Madam Mary Broh did a good thing to apologize. The church has always been there for the state. We welcome it. This is part of greater picture of reconciliation the country is pushing for. It is a good thing to say sorry for your wrongs and I think we can close this chapter and move forward,” Rev. Brown asserted.