Clerics urge true fatherhood, peace in families
Lagos State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, has urged heads of families to be true fathers by leading with honesty and integrity in whichever position they find themselves at home, society or country.
Bamgbola gave the charge on the sidelines of the 2020 Fathers’ Day celebration, stressing that true fathers were righteous, honest, men of integrity, discipline and accountability, among other positive traits.
While admonishing them to accept Jesus Christ who could truly help them live righteously, he stressed that true fathers always dedicated their lives to God and their families.
On his path, Lagos State Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Olusola Ore, admonished fathers to be good role models, get closer to God and be good representatives of their homes.
He urged them to train their children on how to constantly value and respect women and the girl child.
Meanwhile, Archbishop of the Niger Province and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Reverend Alexander Ibezim, admonished fathers and husbands to distance themselves from evil, promote peace in their families and stand firm on God’s word.
He stated this as the Anglican Communion celebrated Fathers Day in an event that witnessed a fairly large turn out of members, especially the men due to the coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions on religious gatherings.
In the Bishops’ message, delivered at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Awka by the Parish Priest, Reverend Azubike Mgbikeh, he cautioned fathers to live in chastity, obey and fear God’s laws for members of their families to emulate.
He charged husbands and wives to live together peacefully, adding, “If there are any issues, they should be settled amicably. The issue of breadwinner in a family should not be a problem. If the wife is prosperous, it should not create problems.”
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