By Regina Igwebuike

Awka, March 16, 2021 (MOI) Mr Callistus Ilozumba, an Architect and a former Commissioner for Works has urged all to apply one’s charism positively in spreading the Word of God.

Mr. Callistus Ilozumba

Ilozumba, a former Laity president and Grand Patron Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria (CLCNAD) made the plea while delivering a lecture during flag-off of 2021 Laity week at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Awka on March 14.

He urged lay faithful to re-evaluate themselves and apply their God-given talents to help the needy in reducing their hardships.

This he said would be achieved by imitating the Chinese culture of teaching people how to fish, rather than giving them fish.

The grand patron emphasised that the qualities of achieving success in any endeavour were by being properly equipped with the training; by being resourceful, substantially honest and hardworking.

He spoke on the theme: “Word of God: Dependable Light and Hope for Survival in Adversity’’ Ilozumba said that it offered the Church the opportunity to fully dedicate the day to addressing the shortcomings noticeable in daily living.

This he said would help to bring the laity back to the teachings of Christ and His Church.

According to him, the Word of God illumines the way of Christians, a balm that soothes, comforts, guides, protects and defends us.

He noted that Christ was the dependable light and His words were also life but Christians lack hope and faith for God’s Words to be accomplished in their lives.

Ilozumba said that the contemporary situation globally complicated by COVID-19 pandemic, clearly defined the meaning of adversity, urging all especially the youths to re-learn in the present circumstances to survive.

The grand patron called on legislators to live up to expectations even as he urged all to vote in credible people in the forthcoming election, emphasising that the mistake of today could hunt all tomorrow. He then urged the clergy to teach the laity good governance, directing them alright to be able to stand firm in the face of injustice. (MOI)

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