He stated that only the words of Jesus Christ can do that for our society.
He made the comments while delivering the homily at the annual Glorious Saturday mass, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral on Harris Promenade in San Fernando where he urged parishoners to re-commit their faith in the resurrection of Christ and the power of his words.
He told those present to mark the period before Jesus’s resurrection on Easter Sunday and that they needed to keep the words of Jesus alive so that they continued to inform and transform attitudes and actions.
Harris lamented that the transformation was needed in our society but persons were like thirsty ones who sought water in a cracked cistern (water receptacle) that provided no water.
He claimed that capital punishment and new crime plans were like those cracked cisterns, unable to provide living water which facilitated new life.
He revealed that it was the pursuit of Jesus who kept his words alive in our hearts and who generated new life.
The archbishop, who prayed for the nation’s wellbeing, said, by keeping the words of Jesus alive hearts and minds that we persons would regenerate r moral and spritual values which our nation seemed to lack at this moment.
The service, which is a key fixture on the Roman Catholic calender, began with a candlelight vigil as all the church lights were switched off.