Catholic archbishop urges Nigerians to emulate virtues of Jesus Christ
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has called on Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of peace, love, sacrifice and forgiveness which are the lessons of Easter.
Making the call during a chrism Mass at Saints Michael, Raphael and Gabriel Catholic Church (Archangels), Satellite Town, and at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, Martins enjoined Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers as the world celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The bishop bemoaned government officials who embezzle funds meant for the development of the economy, while in office, describing the act as greed and selfishness.
“We are not satisfied with the situation the government has left us in. We have been hearing about people storing multiples of millions inside warehouses and shops, and you wonder what kind of greed and selfishness is this. There is so much more than we know that are happening with regards to our common wealth.”
On the Chrism mass, where the feast of priesthood was celebrated, the archbishop said it serves as an opportunity for all priests to renew their priestly vows and commitment to God while rededicating themselves to the service of God and humanity, noting that the renewal should be kept fresh and the light should shine incessantly in them to enable them shepherd the people of God in the right direction.
The bishop therefore urged the priests to ensure that the values and virtues of the church are preserved.