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.