Profess love, contentment, peace at Christmas, Anglican Bishop tells Nigerians
As Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Bishop of Okigwe South Diocese of the Anglican Communion in Imo State, Bishop David O. C. Onuoha, has advised Nigerians to embrace the cardinal issues Christ exemplifies, such as love, peace, contentment and perfect obedience, devoid of acrimony.
Bishop Onuoha stated these in his Christmas message made available to The Guardian in Owerri, yesterday.
He reminded the faithful that Christ was “Governor of the whole world,” adding: “His name is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, typifies and exemplifies love, service, contentment and perfect obedience.’’
The cleric insisted that at a period like this when Nigeria is passing through trying times, walking on the foot steps of Christ remains the antidote.
He noted: ‘’At this stage of our national development, when there is growing insecurity, unbridled acrimony, deep-seated hatred, unparalleled selflessness, tribalism, corruption and economic recession, listening to this wise Counselor and walking in his ways is the only option left for us.
‘’A life of self-denial, sacrificial love for one another, doing unto others as one would want others to do unto oneself and one that seeks not to be served, but to serve, which characterised the life and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ while on earth remains the key to our salvation both individually and us a nation.
‘’There is no doubt that when these principles are imbibed and applied sincerely, our society will know what it means to dwell in peace, unity and prosperity.