Author Country :Kenya Genre Type :Nairobi, Kenya Location :True Story Year of Publication :0/ Publication : Sub Theme :Eucharist, Priesthood, Laity, Church, Ecumenism/ Author Name :Father Joseph Healey, M.M./ Author City :Nairobi
Every Wednesday at 12 noon all the Catholic staff
(brothers, sisters and lay workers) gather in the chapel of the AMECEA Office in
Nairobi for their weekly Eucharist together followed by lunch. This particular
Wednesday the priest responsible was unexpectedly sick. When the sisters and
other lay Catholics assembled in the small chapel and were told that the priest
was sick, they did nothing except to return to their offices to work until lunch
time. Another worker on the compound, a driver named Nebert, was a member of the
Salvation Army Church. When he saw all the Catholics return to their offices he
said: "Without the priest you Catholics do nothing. In our church [Salvation
Army], if no minister comes we lay people still sing, pray, and read the Bible.
Yet you Catholics decided to do nothing."