- As 2023 Cathedraticum train hits Ǹkwọ Nike Deanery.
By Chikezie Ogbonna
The Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Ernest Obodo has urged Christians to be steadfast in their faith and love for God. According to His Lordship, there is nothing more important than holding unto God. Bishop Obodo made this remark today 23rd March in his homliy at Ǹkwọ Nike 2023 Cathedraticum held at Assumption Parish, Ǹkwọ Nike, Enugu.
“To have faith in God is not only when things are good for you. Our faith in God should be an everyday affair”, Bishop Obodo said.
Following the growing frustration occasioned by the biting hardship in the country, His Lordship urged the faithful to be firm in their faith and never be subsumed by the challenges pervading the land.
“We will need to be firm in our faith. Our faith should always stand the test of time and never waver in the face of challenges facing our country now.” His Lordships urged.
According to Bishop Obodo, when we choose, trust and dwell in God, our lives become better and make up better life agenda for God and humanity.
His Lordship said; “Let us not premise our life on anything but on the mercy of God. Let us like Moses be great intercessors and bridge builders among our people.”
His Lordship condemned the seeming widespread ridiculous level of premium people place on clothes, money and other material things.
According to him, It is important we do not take into idol worship, but rather focus on God, be humble and serve humanity.
His Lordship further decried the level of hardship in the country, especially with the ill-thought redesign of the naira and poor implementation that followed it.
He however thanked God for the fact that the aftermath of the elections did not bring further bloodshed. He called on the people to place their hope on God. According to him, God will never abandon Nigerians.
Bishop Obodo also prayed that God gives us the needed grace to truthfully follow him and remain steadfast.
As customary for the Cathedraticum, the faithful in Ǹkwọ Nike Deanery trooped out colourfully in thanksgiving and in support of the Bishop as well as the diocese.