Covid 19....a true test to Humanity!

My country Uganda became the latest country to go on semi lock down yesterday as per the President's instructions. Mass gatherings of people have been banned and schools closed for 32 days pending review of the situation. Most of Europe is already on lock down and many countries all over the world have closed borders and banned foreigners from entering!

I had never lived in a pandemic before until now. The previous pandemic was the influenza of 1920 which killed an estimated 50 million people around the world. I can imagine that's a truly frightening number but covid 19 has caused such chaos, such panic and brought out the worst in people! We are now creating divisions based on how many cases have been discovered in certain countries and people from those countries have now become "persona non grata" We need to stand together in this situation. While i understand how bad the situation is, i think we need to handle it with more sensitivity. Lets not trade insults or a…

The world in danger......message from Kibeho!

When our Lady appeared in Kibeho, Rwanda she brought a message for the world. She said the world was in danger of falling into an abyss if we did not turn back to God. Humanity has been stubborn and refused to heed Mary's warnings and we can see the effects. Just take a look at the world today, disaster after disaster. We started the year 2019 with the threat of a world war, volcanic eruptions and wild fires and now the pandemic of covid 19!

In summary our lady gave us the below messages in Kibeho ( highlights)

"Ndi nyina wa Jambo"(I am the Mother of the Word)Repent while you still have timePray without hypocrisyA child of Mary accepts his / her sufferingIf you do not repent, the world will fall into an abyss!Pray unceasingly from the heartYou cannot attain heaven without sufferingPray the rosary of the seven sorrows and meditate on Jesus passionPray for the church always as it has trying times ahead!Love and forgive one another! The world is threatened today on all sides…

Is the novel Coronavirus 2019 a cover up?

Yesterday i was reading an article about covid 19 (corona unmasked) currently ravaging China. In the article, the writer claims to be a Chinese former intelligence officer with insider information about the actual situation on the ground there. He also claims that covid19 is a a cover up disguised as a corona-virus but in actual sense is a bio weapon developed to try to control the population. He links its creation with the 2019 protests in Hong Kong and includes a video link at the bottom showing what life is like for the infected.

There are many conspiracy theories about this new corona virus and rumors of some nations developing bio weapons despite it being illegal! History is not on our side and Russia developed Anthrax in the past as a bio weapon. There are also several rumored locations of various labs around the world studying viruses not for scientific purposes but to weaponize them!

"There is no smoke without fire" the famous saying goes. I recently wrote abo…

How are you "influencing" people?

In this age of social media, we are constantly asked to follow the so called "influencers" and like their pages or follow their advice. However do we stop to ponder what exactly these people are influencing us to do? Are they actually giving us good solid advice or just marketing for big companies or their own businesses?

Recently, i watched a video and the person featured in it was asking us to take a closer look at these influencers! Are they trying to promote unrealistic standards of beauty with their heavily made up faces and retouched photos? Are they trying to deceive us into thinking material wealth can make you happy with their photos of luxury cars and beautiful mansions?

Lets not buy into the hype. Remember "not all that glitters is gold" Never try to live your life as a version of someone else. No matter how famous and put together people seem, you are not getting the real picture of their lives. Some celebrities/influencers will even encourage you to do …

Collateral damage........

I first learnt about collateral damage while watching a TV show but those in the military and top leadership positions of the world are familiar with it. I try to understand that leadership often times means making tough choices under pressure but isn't every human life invaluable?

US Iran tensions flared up after one of their top generals (Qassem Soleimani) was killed in drone strike authorized by US President Donald Trump. A few days later, a Ukraine international passenger plane was shot down by a missile in Iran shortly after take off. All actions have consequences and the actions of the US President indirectly led to this. I think he needs to consider that part of their blood is on his hands!

It is unfortunate that the innocent always suffer for the actions of the elite leaders. There is a proverb that says "when Elephant fight, the grass suffers". I have never been in a position of leading a country or state but i must say, we expect better from our leaders! Leader…

God is with us......Christmas joy!

The wait of advent is almost over, Christ will soon be with us but the question is, will He find faith and open hearts? I love this time of the year, i have always been a sucker for the holidays. Its easy to get caught up in shopping, decorations and food but we must never lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas, that God came to live among us as one of us!

O Come Emmanuel indeed! The world is filled with selfishness and many people seem to have lost the true meaning of Christmas. In my country, robberies are on the rise at this time of the year as people are pressured to keep up with the materialistic world. Many people are actually so stressed over this period that they cannot even enjoy it.

Christ was born in a cave in Jerusalem, over two thousand year ago but do we stop to ponder with what joy the Blessed Virgin Mary bore him? What joy the shepherds had when they received the good news from the Angel? What joy the magi received the King of Kings? Take a moment to ponder the jo…

The Rock of St. Peter........

There is only one true church founded by Jesus himself and that is the Holy Roman Catholic Church! The Church is literally built on the bones of St. Peter himself. (St. Peter's basilica in Rome). In Matthew chapter 16, Jesus says to Peter, "you are Peter (kefa) and on this rock i will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail over it!"

There have been many criticisms of our current Pope, Francis. Some conservative and traditional Catholics think him to be too "soft" and have accused him of causing confusion by some of his statements and by the recent synods especially the one on the Amazon. (where priestly celibacy was up for discussion and the pachamama was displayed in the Vatican). Some even viewed this as a display of idolatry and were outraged!

I will not judge the Pope's words and actions anymore than i would judge other peoples! The motives behind one's actions and words are hidden from mortals and only God can rightly judge a perso…