***Says Easter is a time to emulate the love, sacrifice and forgiveness shown by Jesus Christ
The SSA to the Executive governor of Kogi State on youth and women mobilisation, Kabba-bunu/Ijumu Federal constituency, Honourable Segun Olobatoke has in his goodwill message to Christians on the celebration of the Easter season charged Christians to emulate the life of Jesus Christ as demonstrated through his love, sacrifice and forgiveness.
He addressed the people of Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal constituency, Kogi State and Christians worldwide on the essence of Easter and lessons to learn from it.
According to him, the Christian festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ is also a time to emulate the virtues of love, sacrifice, forgiveness, humility, courage and endurance, which Christ embodied and remarkably demonstrated during His earthly ministry.
“Let us use this auspicious season to show love to our neighbours, and cater to the needs of the less-privileged in our midst.”
“I urge us not to give up on our ourselves and our nation no matter the challenges that confront us today. Through our faith and collective actions, we will overcome the tempests of violence, misery and insecurity, banditry that threaten our nation. We are more than conquerors and the future of our nation is bright, if we work as one”.
“We should also see this season as one that presents us the viable opportunity to think about how we can help to steer our nation back on the road to peace, stability and prosperity, by working in the spirit of togetherness because no nation can make any meaningful progress in an atmosphere riddled with pockets of violence and killings”.
“This is the time for us to avoid all divisive, parochial, ethnic and religious sentiments and rivalries, and begin to live more harmoniously with one another, as Jesus Christ enjoined us to.”
He enjoined Christians to see Easter as a time of reflection, a time to see how best we can reconcile back to Jesus Christ, and live the life he taught us to live, for the world to be better. “It is a season of love, sacrifice and forgiveness. It is important to note this fact, and live by it” he said.