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Chaplain Points to Theme of Easter Reflection

The Fiji Corrections Service conducted a special Easter church service in Naboro yesterday for its members in the Southern and Eastern Divisions. Fiji Corrections Service chaplain Reverend Josefa Tikonatabua shared
30 Mar 2018 11:44
Chaplain Points to Theme of Easter Reflection
Fiji Corrections Service chaplain Reverend Josefa Tikonatabua conducts Holy Communion for members of the Fiji Corrections Service during their Easter service, in Naboro, on March 29, 2018. Photo: Fiji Corrections Service

The Fiji Corrections Service conducted a special Easter church service in Naboro yesterday for its members in the Southern and Eastern Divisions.

Fiji Corrections Service chaplain Reverend Josefa Tikonatabua shared a special Bible verse from John 12:24 for officers and staff  to reflect on over the Easter period.

The Bible verse reads: “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.’’

Reverend Tikonatabua said: “In our case this verse reflects on what we should be doing in life and at work rather than what we would like to be doing.’’

Reverend Tikonatabua said  many officers in leadership were always engrossed in their own class of ranks that they forget to come down to their subordinates to touch base with them and help them grow.

“So always remember, where ever you are in the sky, you must always remember that there will be a time when you must come back down to the ground,’’ the chaplain said.

“In another sense of the word, a kernel of wheat falling to the ground is also a symbol; for one of the greatest miracles of life is watching how the soil helps to give life to a single seed and nurtures it into a beautiful living plant.

“So do not look badly at the challenges we go through. These are all part of God’s plans to help us grow like a kernel of wheat that falls to the ground, dies and brings forth more new seeds, in this case bring forth a better person.

“We have to go through challenges in life because it helps take away the bad and negative thing that often holds us back.

“I wish you and all your families a Happy Easter Weekend.’’

Source: Fiji Corrections Service



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