Abuja, 28 March, 2023 / 9:17 pm (ACI Africa).
The people of God in Nigeria are hoping to have a taste of a “spiritual rebirth” at individual level and a “national transformation” as a country amid feelings of devastation occasioned by political and economic challenges, the Local Ordinary of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.
In his Sunday, March 26 homily at Gishiri in the Church of Annunciation Pastoral Area of his Metropolitan See, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama likened Nigerians to dry bones in the First Reading from the vision of the Prophet Ezekiel, adding that the Prophet’s “hope is still valid for us”.
“We still hope to experience an individual spiritual rebirth and national transformation even if we now feel devastated, politically, and economically; lost many opportunities, God still makes a promise of regeneration and restoration,” Archbishop Kaigama said.
Spiritual rebirth is necessary, he said, because some Nigerians are engulfed in what he referred to as the “corruption of sin” that has made them not to be ashamed of committing evil.
Archbishop Kaigama said he found it regrettable that some Nigerians “pride themselves in sinful habits such as murder, abortion, banditry, terrorism, drug/alcohol abuse, as though they are a new moral code to be emulated.”