A Clergyman, the Reverend Father Joseph Ejimofor, made the call at a service to mark this year’s Mother’s Sunday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish, Emekuku in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.
The Reverend Father Ejimofor noted that mothers had crucial role to play in the moral upbringing of children but expressed regret that economic activities and quest for survival had lured parents into abandoning their God’s given responsibilities.
The President, Catholic Women Organization, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Emekuku Owerri, Mrs. Ndidiamaka Mbata urged mothers to redouble their efforts towards achieving enduring peace at homes and in the larger society.
One of the women who was honoured with Ezinne title on the occasion, Mrs. Victoria Ekwerike called on women to emulate Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ by making positive impact in the society.
Similarly, Christian mothers are advised to be instrument of peace in their family and the society in line with the injunction of the Lord Jesus Christ to the apostles after the resurrection.
The Parish Priest of Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ugbene Abakpa Nike Enugu, the Reverend Father Stan Zeowa, gave the advice in a homily during a service to mark Mothering Sunday in the parish.
The Reverend Father Zeowa expressed regret that many factors had given rise to issues of disunity among the people even at all levels of government of the nation.
He called on mothers to devote enough time for the training of their children with a view to fostering a better society.
CHINAZO ILECHUKWU & FRANCIS UMEH