GOOD FRIDAY: CHURCH LEADERS CALL FOR FORGIVENESS OF ONE ANOTHER FOR PEACE AND LOVE IN THE SOCIETY
Nigerian leaders have been urged to carry out their responsibilities with love, justice, fairness and equity to enthrone lasting peace and harmony in the country.
Some Christian leaders in Enugu gave the advice while interacting with Radio Nigeria on the 2019 Good Friday being observed in many Christian communities worldwide.
The Church leaders described Good Friday as the climax of the journey towards the end of Jesus’ mission of salvation on earth.
According to them, it is a day remembered annually for the most notorious judgment ever recorded in the history of man, as Jesus the Messiah was charged, judged and sentenced to the most excruciating and disgraceful death in less than twenty-four hours.
However, little did the authorities that condemned Jesus know that prophesies were being fulfilled for the redemption of man, as explained by the Bishop, Methodist Church Nigeria Agbani Diocese, the Right Reverend Udo Nmeregini.
Bishop Nmeregini called on Nigerians to always love one another without counting the cost and urged leaders to emulate the qualities of Jesus Christ to enthrone peace in the country.
But why is this day regarded as a Good Friday? Venerable Cornelius Agbo is an Anglican priest explains
Venerable Agbo encouraged Nigerians especially Christians to develop the spirit of total forgiveness in their dealings with one another to enable them share in the glory of Jesus Christ.
A Christian faithful, Mr. Camillus Okereke explained that Good Friday was an opportunity for every Christian to reflect on the purpose of Christ’s suffering and death on the Cross.
Christian denominations across the world hold various forms of ceremonies to celebrate this unique event.