Catholic priest Fr. Okafor cautions Christians against envy
By Sunny A. Ijomah
The District Priest In-charge of Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha, Reverend Father Johnbosco Okafor, says that it is good for Christians to always give thanks to God as the church supports any Culture that reverence God.
In a homily at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Inland Town Onitsha, Anambra State, Reverend Father Okafor said that rebellion, wickedness and disobedience to God’s instructions deny people the joy of His full blessings.
He further said that envy and jealousy are capable of preventing people from seeing the grace of God that is at work in other people’s lives, adding that every good culture must respect and obey the word of God.
Rev. Fr. Okafor, therefore, enjoined them to always ensure that they make sacrifices to God and not to idols, adding that God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek and obey him.
In their separate speeches, Reverend Father Oliver Ilonze and Reverend Father Peter Okoye said that the gospel has succeeded in flushing out all the bad things culture brought in the society, citing the killing of twins and burying of kings with human heads and stressed the need to sustain work of evangelism.
The church service featured sing-songs, child-dedication and thanksgiving as well as special joint renditions by Saint Mary’s Church choir and gospel Band Inland Town Onitsha.