Abuja, 01 March, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has called on religious and political leaders in the West African country to lead with wisdom by working on their own faults before correcting others so as to free themselves from “blind guides.”
In his Sunday, February 27 homily at Holy Cross Gwarinpa Parish of Abuja Archdiocese, Archbishop Kaigama reflected on the day’s Gospel Reading and underlined the need for wise leadership.
“Jesus speaks in the Gospel about leaders who should see clearly and have the wisdom to lead others, since a blind man cannot lead a blind man. Leaders with the responsibility of governance must remove the log in their eyes so that they can better help others to remove theirs,” the Nigerian Archbishop said in his homily during the dedication of Holy Cross Parish church in his metropolitan See.
He said that leaders need to examine themselves critically and to work on their errors before correcting the faults committed by others so as to save the society from what he referred to as “blind guides.”
“What we find in our society today is sadly the reality of ‘blind guides’. There are some religious men and women who pose as ministers of God, but are ignorant about what true religion is,” Archbishop Kaigama said.