By Chinelo Okeke :
Awka, Jan. 17, 2020
(MOI) Bishop of Jalingo Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Foreman
Nedison has enjoined clergy men and their spouses to always shun bad company.
Bishop Nedison said
this at the 2020 Awka Diocesan Clergy and Wives Retreat held at Mount Zion
International Retreat/Resource Centre Kamali Layout, Awka.
He admonished the
congregation of Clergy and their wives to completely avoid wrong company or
you, determines who you are. People are destroyed by the company they keep.
``Be careful in the
way you receive counsel from people; they are those that will expose you when
you fall,’’ he said.
He urged the
congregation to love everybody but relate selectively with people of the same
vision with them.
``Work with people
that are enthusiastic in the pursuit of the things of God.
``Anybody that is
not walking toward your direction does not deserve your association.
``Friendship is by
choice, not by force. Bad company influences negatively and affects ones
decisions,’’ he said.
maintained that it was important to walk in line with the word of God and avoid
anything contrary to it.
``The word of God
is a mirror of life that transforms mindsets and encourages them for self
examination on daily basis.
``Be committed to
self examination as no one has the capacity to know what you have in your heart
except you,’’ he said.
The Bishop urged
the congregation to study the word of God daily to know the mind of God.
According to him
the ministry of the clergy and wife is a peculiar ministry and cautioned them
not to be involved in anything that will mar their ministries. (MOI)