By David Okpala/Stella Okpala
Akpo (Aguata LGA) Jan. 5, 2021 ( MOI) Indigenous Priest, St. Paul’s Catholic Church Akpo, Rev. Fr. Augustine Obiadazie has called on Nigerians to develop love for one another so as to progress and conquer insecurity ravaging the country.
He made the call in a homily during a welcome Mass organised in his honour, in the Church, on Sunday, Jan 3.
The newly ordained Priest of Catholic Faith said: “love is a veritable instrument to progress. It is not possible to progress in an environment that is devoid of peaceful
“So, love is the ultimate. Develop love for one another in spite of difference in tongue, tribe or religion.
“Let us love because God, who created all and so much loved us that he gave His Son, Jesus Christ to die for our redemption.
“Heaven is one. So, whether you are practicing African Religion, Christianity, Islam, loving one another will make us join the Almighty God in everlasting glory.
“There is no love in making your brothers feel pain or in allowing your cows to eat up the crops.
“We all need the crops as food. We also need the cows for meat. So, if the farmers and cattle herders have this need for one another at back of their minds, then farmers and herders’ clash will no longer be there.
“If politicians understand that looting of public funds will not make much difference and they will die and leave the money, they will use it for its purposes,’’ he emphasised.
The cleric, then, enjoyed the young people not to allow them to be used to shed innocent blood in the name of politics, religion or whatever. “There is no love in taking lives you cannot make. God is not to be mocked. Anything any sows that he will reap.’’ (MOI)