Oyo, 15 June, 2020 / 10:59 pm (ACI Africa).
On Corpus Christi Sunday, various Church leaders in Africa have used the occasion of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ marked Sunday, June 14 to invite the people of God in their respective churches to pray for spiritual healing through the Eucharist, which has the ability of transforming lives of Christians.
“The Eucharist calls us to holiness and heals us completely. Too many of us today are too concerned with physical healing but today the world needs more Spiritual Healing to wipe away wickedness, racism, ethnocentricity, Terrorism, nepotism, corruption, infidelity etc.,” Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo diocese reflects in his message shared with ACI Africa.
He continues, “The war, the killing, the rape, the immorality the greed, the poverty and misery we experience are all symptoms of a world that is spiritually sick.”
“The Eucharist we celebrate today challenges us afresh to a life of sharing and holiness of life. Jesus invites us not to be afraid of sharing our gifts so that others might be provided for,” 58-year-old Bishop reflects in his Corpus Christi message titled “That All May Breathe and Live.”
“We all need renewal from above. Adhering to the values of service, love and humility from the Eucharist will restore us and our world,” the Nigerian Prelate reflects and recommends, “Come to Jesus, dear friends, come to the springs of living water, the source of life and you will live, come to him you will never be lonely, your soul will never be hungry, come to the truth and you will never be deceived.”