The term, PASSIVE RESISTANCE is misleading in that it implies PASSIVITY. Some people may even wrongly and ignorantly suggest that it is a ‘useless’ form of cowardice or a sign of weakness.
In reality, however, PASSIVE RESISTANCE is a fight; a very POWERFUL WEAPON for those considered weak against a more equipped and stronger adversary. It can also be thought of as an active, but nonviolent, mode of struggle in a social political conflict.
Passive resistance commonly refers to consciously chosen actions of nonviolent protest or deliberate resistance to authority for achieving a desired political or social goal. The participants purposely abstain from violent response even in the face of violent aggression.
The question is what have we recently seen and heard in the country that needs to be reflected upon? In my interaction with the people in my pastoral engagement in the diocese I hear that most people are intimidated and threatened to remain silent on events that are happening.
There is a feeling that when people speak out on what they feel is not going on well in the nation, they will lose their employment if they were civil servants or they will be arrested. It is seen even in noble programs or commissions that are sanctioned by government.
Barca are the first side in Champions League and European Cup history to overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit, after defeating PSG 6-1 on Wednesday.
Barcelona made Champions League history on Wednesday, overcoming a four-goal first-leg deficit against PSG to advance to the quarter-finals.
Luis Enrique's side were the first in Champions League and European Cup history to rally back from four down after the opening match.
The trio will hope to overturn the Catalans' 4-0 first-leg defeat against their Ligue 1 counterparts, Luis Enrique opting for a 3-3-1-3 formation
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar will start for Barcelona as they aim to overturn their Champions League deficit against Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
NOVENA PRAYER FOR THOSE IN PRISON DAY FOUR, SATURDAY, 29TH APRIL, 2017
# BRIEF REFLECTION
On this fourth day of our Novena Prayers for Mr. Afumba Mombotwa, Mr. Inambao Kalima, and Likando Pelekelo we ask the Lord once more to surround them with his love and consolation. The magisterium of the Catholic Church forbids all forms of injustices done against any human person because we are all created in the image and likeness of God.
# Light a Candle and begin the Prayer with the sign of the Cross
NOVENA FOR THOSE IN PRISON
# O Lord Jesus Christ, who said, “there is no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” through the intercession of Saints whose life illustrated such love, we beseech you to grant us our petitions . . .for Mr. Afumba Mombotwa, Mr. Pelekelo Likando, and Mr. Pelekelo Kalima Inambao.