Abuja, 20 April, 2023 / 8:55 pm (ACI Africa).
The equitable distribution of proceeds from sales of personal possessions by members of the early Christian communities “should be a model” for the people of God in Nigeria in various spheres, from political, to social, and to “national life”, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said.
In his Sunday, April 16 homily at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral of Abuja Archdiocese, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama said Africa’s most populous nation will continue experiencing effects of “social retardation” if the country’s resources are not equitably distributed.
“How the early Christian community equitably distributed the proceeds of their sales should be a model for our social, political, and national life,” Archbishop Kaigama said during the Second Sunday of Easter, the Divine Mercy Sunday.
The Archbishop of Abuja said early Christians demonstrated “not only a strong sense of communal living but also mercy in action.”
“The early Church was a community in which no one was left in abject poverty or misery because they held all things in common,” the Nigerian Catholic Archbishop said.