Easter: Bishop urges Nigerians to have hope in God despite challenges

Easter: Bishop urges Nigerians to have hope in God despite challenges

By Stanley Nwanosike

The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, has enjoined Nigerians to have hope in God despite the myriad of challenges facing the country.

Onaga made the call in his Easter message titled: “Hope in God’’ made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Sunday.

The cleric noted that in spite of all the challenges being witnessed in the country; “God is with us, Nigerians.’’

“Easter is the centre of Christianity, our doctrine and faith.

“The victory and hope which Jesus Christ brought to us over death and fear of death by His resurrection, is the message of Easter.

“With the resurrection which is the central message of Easter, there is hope that everything around us would resurrect and turn out positive,’’ he said.

The bishop noted that every year, the country usually had challenges, but this year’s challenges seemed more.

“At presently, we have security, economy and political challenges and they are made more complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. People and government all over the world are grappling with.

“However, in all these, God is with us and there is hope for better days. We must also have hope in God since He is the author of all we do,’’ he said.

Onaga wished all Nigerians especially Christians and people living in Enugu State a happy Easter celebration.

The cleric also prayed for the healing and intervention of God in the nation’s security, economy and political challenges.

“Nigerians should also support government policies and programmes meant for their welfare,’’ he added. (NAN)

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