Reporter : NWANGENE
The President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Enugu State Chapter, Bishop Godwin Madu, has advised Nigerians to learn to live in peace with one another as they celebrate Christmas.
In a Christmas message to the nation, Bishop Madu, said, Nigerians must eschew bitterness and embrace love, which he said was the core of Christmas.
The PFN Leader noted that Nigerians had suffered difficult times due to the global pandemic.
“We entered 2020 smoothly with plans, budget of the State, budget of the nation, institutions alike, Churches, families and what have you, not knowing what was coming ahead, but eventually we now had it like an outburst, the pandemic!
“All over the world, the pandemic became the order of the day, which led to months of lockdown in our nation, that brought about the frustration of our economy, the social life was under cage, families and individuals were under siege, boundaries were locked, the air movement was under lockdown, the roads were empty, the force men were operating at the danger of their lives. Everyone, markets were shut down, churches, places of worship, name it, that was the first of its kind for over a century,” Bishop Madu lamented.
He called for cessation of killings, and kidnapping in the country, and also called on the government to find lasting solution to the problem confronting the nation.
Bishop Madu further called on political leaders in the country to imbibe humility and work hard to uplift citizens out of poverty and hardship.
“Our leaders should emulate the life of Christ, and what’s that? People oriented life, not self centered, but the people.
“Our leaders should know why they occupy leadership positions at a time like this, if you don’t heal the society, who will?
“Are you the king of Sameria, who said from where will I heal you? That was self centered. Our leaders should come out and see how to get down to the grassroots especially those at the rural level.
“look at the poor, look at the windows, the orphans, the helpless and see how they can assist them, put a smile on their faces, it will remove nothing from them rather, it will add value to them,” Bishop Madu appealed.
Bishop Madu advised Christian faithful to celebrate Christmas with a clean heart, forgive one another, and always call upon the name of the Lord.
The Bishop maintained that it was only through the grace of God that the country would overcome the challenges confronting it.