A cleric, Rev. Ifeanyi Okonkwo, has urged Christians in the country to imbibe the virtue of selflessness in order to live above materialism and get-rich-quick syndrome.
Okonkwo spoke on Friday during a homily in a Good Friday Service held at the Anglican Church of Ascension, Achara Layout, Enugu.
“Only when we live selflessly like Jesus Christ did, by sacrificing his life on the cross; the urge to acquire wealth uncontrollably can be checkmated,’’ he said.
The cleric also noted that selflessness involve giving as well as a heart of charity and sharing with others.
“A selfless heart is the heart that seeks to give and does not seeking for his own personal gain; just as Christ exemplified,’’ he said.
He, however, urged Christians to show the light by being selfless in order for the country to move forward.
“Our lives as those that follow Christ must tell of our master’s wish that anyone who wants to lead others must be a servant to all,’’ he said.
The cleric prayed for the nation’s leaders and for the recovery of the nation’s economy.
Good Friday is celebrated by Christians as the day Jesus Christ died to redeem mankind from sin and condemnation of God.
Many Christians world over observe the day with worship, solemnity and sobriety. (NAN)