Abuja, 28 September, 2020 / 10:05 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has, in his Sunday, September 27 homily, urged the people of God to always strive to fulfill their religious obligations “daily and everywhere” and not make it a preserve of Sundays or Fridays when in their places of worship.
“Our religious piety should not only be visible and felt on Sundays in the Church or on Fridays in the Mosque, but daily and everywhere,” Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama said during the celebration of Holy Eucharist at the Chaplaincy of Our Lady Queen of Good Health, Federal Medical Centre in Abuja.
He added, “We should strive to translate the teachings of our noble religions, especially of Islam and Christianity, into acts of genuine love and generosity.”
The religious teachings, the 62-year-old Nigerian Prelate noted, should be put in practice especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taught people a “very great lesson” of seeing ourselves “with the lens of a common humanity.”
Making reference to the Letter of St. James, Archbishop Kaigama said, “Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, ‘Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well’, but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?”