It is time to rekindle hope and faith in our country
As Christians around the world today celebrate Easter, celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Nigerians must decide to pursue goals that speak to the season. As our country is increasingly divided by hatred, violence and all sorts of social ills, our streets and streets are now full of kidnappers, robbers, hired assassins, armed robbers and dozens of troublemakers. More than at any other time in our recent history, this Easter season offers a unique opportunity to identify lasting values ??for building a new system of justice, service, peace, respect for human dignity and harmony.
Remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the redemption that Christians performed on the cross of Calvary are essential. But the significance of this event should not be limited to religious followers. It is time for all Nigerians to think about what is wrong with us as we witness, almost daily, the senseless violence that has put our nation under such terrible siege. Easter offers a unique opportunity to inquire about murder, disability, burglary and other forms of bloodshed while working on solutions to the challenges they face.
Emphasizing the importance of the season, the Prime of the Anglican Church of Australia, Geoffrey Smith, says the world continues to see the darkness of Covid-19, apartheid, domestic violence, gender inequality, and so on. But Christians, according to Smith, have been called to be lights in all these manifestations of darkness. “Jesus' death and resurrection are the reason we know that there is an answer to the darkness and division of the world. There is hope and salvation. There is a light that can defeat me, ”said Smith. This is a message that will help us in our country.
Nigerians are invited to emulate the exemplary life of humility, self-sacrifice, patience and self-sacrifice of Jesus Christ who gave his life on the cross. As human beings, we should begin to repeat that type of sacrifice for the benefit of all, which is the true meaning of Easter. For us in Nigeria, especially at a time like this, we need to build effective defenses against the current desire for violence and uncontrolled independence. Those in charge of affairs must also begin to realize that politics is about doing work for the people.
On a special day like this one, it is important to remember that Christ spent his entire life and ministry with the poor, the weak, and the oppressed. He shares their concerns, their hopes and aspirations. He has filled the hungry with good things. and he healed the sick, comforted the afflicted and wept for the dead. These are symbols worthy of imitation by the leaders and indeed of all Nigerians as we celebrate Easter. Most importantly, the new wave of insecurity and bloodshed in our country is a further invitation to all our people to participate in building a new civilization of love that prevents hatred, violence, anger and acrimony in all spheres.
While Easter Sunday is important for Christians, its message of salvation by faith is the foundation of hope, no matter how one believes. Friday's death on the cross and today's resurrection after three days in the tomb symbolize Christians' final victory over life rather than death. The risen Christ brought to the world hope, faith and love and the followers are commanded to always seek love. If only mankind would listen to that message, this world would be a much better place to live. Therefore, this Easter Sunday, we invite all Nigerians to rekindle hope and faith in our country while talking to others about love. May the Passover awaken each of us to the true joy expressed in our dedicated service and love for our men and women.
Easter offers a unique opportunity to inquire about murder, disability, burglary and other forms of bloodshed while working on solutions to the challenges they face.