The Commissioner of Police in his Easter message to his officers has asked them to have a forgiving heart.
During the Easter Church service at the Fiji Police Headquarters this morning, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said the work of a Police officer was such that criticisms of their work was expected.
"Remember the good Lord paid the ultimate price and was crucified not for any wrong doings but because of all the good he had done for all of us”.
“If you will notice a lot of people who do good will always be slandered so don’t let that be a deterrent to you, if you a slandered for doing good always remembered that the good lord was crucified on the cross for nothing else but for all the good he has done for us”.
Force Chaplain Reverend Isireli Kacimaiwai said as custodians of the law the spiritual meaning of Easter can be viewed as a daily battle to choose right from wrong.
“The battle for the salvation of our souls was first waged in heaven and is continuously waged in our hearts and ultimately has been saved by God through the death and resurrection of his son Jesus the Christ”.
Reverend Kacimaiwai in echoing the sentiments of the Commissioner of Police said the teachings of fearing God and shunning evil should be the guide for every police officer.
“From a young age we are taught right from wrong and it has guided us on the way we live our life. As police officers the law is clear on what we need to be doing but it’s that inner battle of choosing the right from wrong that has led some astray”.
“Each of us have a conscious and a spirit and soul that connects us to God that something inside us that tells us what we are doing is right or wrong and that is our wisdom traditions”.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police has asked his officers to stay true to their calling to serve this Easter, as they will be required to continue working to ensure a safe and incident free long weekend for all Fijians.