By David Okpala/Stella Okpala
Akpo (Aguata LGA), Jan. 3, 2021 (MOI) Rev. Fr. Chukwuebuka Ezeuzu, a visiting Priest, has called on Nigerians to bring God to the centre of their New Year resolutions, so as to triumph over life’s challenges.
“The out gone year has been full of challenges, from lockdown, rising from COVID-19 pandemic to Endsars saga.
“Insecurity and abduction of innocent school children, religious intolerance, shedding of innocent blood, combined to make the year a horrible one. Thank God, we are telling the stories alive.
“The New Year is promising. It is a year of recovery. We shall recover all that we lost to challenges of the out gone year.
“The New Year has its own challenges. So, we need to discover opportunities to triumph over it.’’
The cleric said this in a homily to usher in 2021 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Akpo, on January 1.
Fr. Ezeuzu went on to say that New Year resolution was now a norm.
“In the beginning of every year people resolve to either drop things from their lifestyle or add to it.
“Some smokers, drunkers, gamblers and those that are engaged in other social vices may resolve to say, immediately it is 12 midnight of Dec. 31, I will stop these habits.
“The funny part of it is that some of these people get back to the habit just a few days after such resolutions.
“I wish you will do it differently this year. Bring God into your resolutions, work with Him, you will have results,’’ he said.
He listed sequences of working with God to include having personal relationships with him, keeping Church obligations, prayers, honesty, giving of arms to the needy and supporting Church activities.
The cleric advised young people not to allow themselves to be used as agents of destruction this year. “This is because, whichever thing that man will sow, that he will reap.
“If you receive money from anybody to commit arson, malicious damages, shed innocent blood in the name of protests, do not forget, the day of reckoning will come.
“Even if you manipulate men and run away with it, you cannot escape the wrought of God,’’ Fr. Ezeuzu noted. (MOI)