Nsukka, 13 May, 2021 / 5:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The political challenges in the West African nation of Nigeria have been occasioned by “bad behavior,” the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Nsukka Diocese has said.
Bishop Godfrey Onah who was presiding over the Eucharistic celebration marking the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Thursday, May 13 said that Nigeria’s political challenges can be surmounted if Christ’s love is practiced through good behavior and interpersonal relationships.
“Our political problems are consequences of our bad behavior,” Bishop Onah said in his homily at St. Theresa’s Cathedral of Nsukka Diocese, and added, “If we have any problem, it is because we are not taking seriously the directives Jesus gave us ‘Live by my commandments and teach others.’”
If the message of Jesus Christ is taken seriously, the Nigerian Bishop emphasized, “then our problems will be reduced if not completely finished.”
“Many people will tell you this country Nigeria has become too big, let us divide the country into many bits and everybody should go. If we have ten problems in this country, and without changing our lives we divide the country into twenty, we will multiply those problems into twenty,” he explained.