By Regina Igwebuike
Amawbia (Awka South LGA), March 20, 2021 (MOI) Rev. Fr. George Anaghalu has urged Christians to look unto Christ as the author and finisher of their faith.
Fr. Anaghalu gave the advice at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia in a homily to mark the Palm Sunday of the Passion of Jesus Christ on March 28.
He said that Palm Sunday ushered Christians into a solemn celebration of the Holy Week, marking the last week of the culmination of Christ’s Mission in this world to redeem mankind.
Fr. Anaghalu said that Christ willingly accepted death on the cross because of the great love he had for mankind.
“God so loved the world that he sent His only begotten son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.’’
The cleric noted that the same crowd who hailed Christ as the King of the Jews was the same people that crucified him.
He urged all to reciprocate Christ’s love by becoming ever closer to God with utmost faith and dedication.
“To love Christ is not enough we have to follow in his footsteps. Christ achieved glory through humiliation; let’s learn to humble ourselves.
“Let’s never lose our vision of what the passion of Christ signifies to us.’’
Fr. Anaghalu pleaded with Christians to heed to Christ’s lesson of patience and suffering, so as to merit a share in his resurrection. He, then, urged them to celebrate the Holy Week solemnly with clear appreciation and understanding amid prayer. (MOI)