The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna returned to Nigeria from his annual vacation overseas and beheld a country bleeding more profusely from all sectors – killings, kidnappings, raping and all kinds of criminality.
Preaching at Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri Archbishop Obinna noted that Nigeria’s woes were expanding on daily basis and sued for peace and love among Nigerians. “Christ is telling us it’s enough; stop the killings, stop the hatred,” he preached.
The prelate saidNigeria was being pitied all over the world because of evil things happening in the country. He observed that in Europe, one could move from one state to another without police harassing you provided you have your papers. But here in Nigeria, there is a police checkpoint everywhere, yet kidnapping and all sorts of criminality take place on daily basis. “It’s a shame that one feels more secured in Europe and America than Nigeria.
The Archbishop observed that insecurity in Nigeriaworsened since this administration came to power as it encouraged a section of the country to think and behave as if Nigeriais a gift to them.
Suing for love inNigeria, Archbishop Obinna observed that ndigbo had helped in many ways to uniteNigeria, but regretted that we now have selfish Igbo who are ready to betray their brothers because of money. “How do you enjoy your wealth when others are suffering?”, he asked.
Reflecting on the Readings, Archbishop Obinna said Christ is telling us, “It’s enough, stop the killings, stop the hatred,” adding that anybody or group that accepts the message of salvation will have peace and progress.
“Christ is in the midst of the good and the bad. His entry into the world is the goodnews we are talking about; the peace that enables you to travel everywhere in the world without molestation. So, Christ has brought the goodnews that is transforming the world.
“But there is other news that is not Goodnews, where you insist that all of us must belong to your Religion. Christ did not bring this kind of news,” Archbishop Obinna said.
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