In his homily at the official funeral of Fmr Minister & Petite Savanne MP Luke Taylor Corriette, Grand Bay Catholic Parish Priest, Fr Branker John, called on public officers to be “selfless in their service to humanity”
In his homily at the official funeral of Fmr Minister & Petite Savanne MP Luke Taylor Corriette, Grand Bay Catholic parish priest, Fr Branker John, at the Cathedral Chapel of Our Lady of Fair Haven on August 9, 2019, called on public officers to be “selfless in their service to humanity”.
Father John said “This business of selfless service is not just a pious expression that rests only here in church. Selfless service is how communities and our country are built. People sacrifice so that others can flourish. That is how we build a nation, and those who sacrifice, gain so much more. They are enriched and fulfilled, because it is in giving that we receive and it is dying that we are born to eternal life. The more we try to hold on to things, the less we have, and the more we are open to giving especially ourselves, the more we will be open to receiving. That’s life. Selfless service is the response to the greed that is overpowering our community today. We were made for service.”
He added, “Our reason for existence cannot be to gain worldly goodies, because worldly goodies cannot go with us when we die because those we leave behind will not allow us to take them with us. Life begins at death. When we are called to serve, we must do so selflessly”.
According to him, the death of Luke Corriette and that of anyone who was involved in public service, should “allow us to reflect on the meaning of public service and what the Lord is asking of us, when he calls us to public service. Fr. Branker John was the main celebrant assisted by Fr. Nigel Karam and Deacon Alvin Knight.
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