‘Church has a lot of work to do to help people find peace!’

‘Church has a lot of work to do to help people find peace!’

Deacon Peter Fevrier of the Saint Lucia Catholic Church has asserted that the church has to do more to help people find peace.

Fevrier spoke in the aftermath of the most recent homicide at Goodlands in which Cletus Edward, 39, was stabbed to death, allegedly by his common law wife.

“Evidently we as church have a lot to do in terms of helping people find that peace, because there are better ways to resolve domestic issues than slaughtering each other ,” Fevrier, who is Assistant to the Family and Life Secretariat asserted.

He observed that the Goodlands homicide occurred just one day after the Saturday, April 8, 2017, ‘Witness for Life’ march which had the objective of sensitising the nation to the importance, sacredness and divinity of life.

“When these things happen, especially in the aftermath of the most recent activity – the march happened Saturday and this happened on Sunday morning, it tells you how important the march is,” Fevrier stated.

The church official said there are many people who have not appreciated or understood and embraced the fact that life is sacred and has to be treated with total respect.

“We have a lot of work to do to lift our country, to lift our people and to teach them to do things differently,” Fevrier explained.

He noted that many people are clamouring for stricter laws, bigger prisons and a more efficient legal system.

“That might be of importance but also of vital importance, and I think that is where we are falling short, we have a significant percentage of our people whose formation is lacking, understanding of humanity is lacking, submission to the will of God is lacking and that is why we are behaving the way we are behaving,” the Catholic Church official noted.

He declared that man must life for God.

“That is vital,” Fevrier said.

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 10:35 am Reply

    God has nothing to do with people killing each other why do you keep saying this ,domestic violence happens alot and that’s what needs addressing

    1. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 11:41 am Reply

      God does not hear the prayer of sinners.

      1. Anonymous
        April 24, 2017 at 12:37 pm Reply

        if you are not a sinner pray for peace in in SLU see if He answers.

  2. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 10:43 am Reply

    If you are a God fearing perosn you would not take away what he created and gave life. The sooner we realise the need for God in everything that we do the better our way of life will be. God has everything to do with it.

  3. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 10:53 am Reply

    Are churches really concern about people or the money from the people?

    1. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 11:45 am Reply

      If we all want a better life. We must do the commandments of the most hight and the church needs to tell us who we truly are. And stop working with the devil.

  4. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 11:05 am Reply

    Church ? Who is garding the hard? The priest couldn’t save himself when these bastards criminal when into the church to catch them on fire! People need to pray for themselves..the bible says it! THE CHURCH NEED PROTECTION AND PRAYER TOO. CHE CRIMALS SMOKING ALL SORTS OF DRUGS AND GOING AND KILL PEOPLE YOU TALKING BOUT CHURCH HAVE WOER TO DO…THE politicians have a big role to play in what is happening in st. Lucia right now. they sold our souls to the devil to win their seats and we have to pay for it

  5. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 11:06 am Reply

    Church ? Who is garding the gard The priest couldn’t save himself when these bastards criminal when into the church to catch them on fire! People need to pray for themselves..the bible says it! THE CHURCH NEED PROTECTION AND PRAYER TOO. CHE CRIMALS SMOKING ALL SORTS OF DRUGS AND GOING AND KILL PEOPLE YOU TALKING BOUT CHURCH HAVE WOER TO DO…THE politicians have a big role to play in what is happening in st. Lucia right now. they sold our souls to the devil to win their seats and we have to pay for it

    1. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 11:47 am Reply

      politicians can help us.

  6. LOVE
    April 13, 2017 at 11:17 am Reply

    Not every church is concerned about money….There are few that are different… However the main issue is about people finding God….Some may say all they are saying is pray but I can surely say if all the church join hands and pray…Let the church leaders and members begin to cry out to God on behalf of this Nation SAINT LUCIA and see the hand of God moving. It is time for us to stop looking at another to do it and just do it. It is time to stop looking at the government and look to God for a solution……Is there anything my God cannot do? Is anything to do difficult or impossible? No! LET EVERYONE STAND UNITED AND PRAY TO GOD THE ALMIGHTY FATHER FOR A BETTER SAINT LUCIA….IN JESUS NAME.

  7. LOVE
    April 13, 2017 at 11:22 am Reply

    If you believe your soul is sold out to the devil that’s you…But just know there is a God greater than the devil.

    Point we’ll taken Anonymous…. people need to pray for themselves and not blame anyone for the life but ask God for a better life instead of depending on people and or complaining…

  8. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm Reply

    In God alone we can find peace,no where else.If we regard iniquity in our hearts the lord will not hear us psalms 66:18
    We must confess our sins to him seek his face, then he will here’s us and he will heal the land.

  9. 666
    April 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm Reply

    The church has a lot to do to help ppl put food on the table…instead of taking their money. BTW, God and the devil are just figments of our imagination…prove that they exist outside of us.

  10. Vibz
    April 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm Reply

    The church is failing the people and that the reason their congregations are rapidly dwindling. Outside of the regular service, the church should be tasked with conducting Parenting Classes, forming Youth Clubs and imparting basic morals, values and virtues to the very young. Don’t leave this up to Sunday nor Sabbath Schools. You cannot bend a tree when it is fully grown. Visit and assist the vagrants and the elderly who are often neglected by society. Use some of the offering and collection money to buy them a hamper of food each month. A man cannot serve God on a hungry belly. To a hungry man, food is God. The church needs to engage in more out-reach activities and programs. The church preaches to its choir Sunday after Sunday. Do you expect to do the same thing every time and get a different result? Lastly, don’t expect the church to be a panacea for all of society’s ills. Each of us should take responsibility for our own actions.

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