Onitsha, 21 April, 2023 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
There is need for Nigerians “to walk by faith” as they seek to surmount the myriad of challenges, including life threatening ones such as insecurity and lawlessness, the Local Ordinary of the country’s Onitsha Archdiocese has said.
In his message published Tuesday, April 18, Archbishop Valerian Maduka Okeke says that a lot of things in the West African nation are far from where they are expected to be amid “many unfulfilled promises”.
“In Nigeria where there are so many unfulfilled promises, insecurity, lawlessness, joblessness, disregard for due process and many more, one needs faith to draw near to God, believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek him,” Archbishop Okeke says in the report that the Nigeria Catholic Network (NCN) published.
The Catholic Archbishop adds, “In Nigeria today, we need to walk by faith nourished by prayers and good works. Therefore, I urge you dear brothers and sisters, let us move in faith and prayers and never lose hope.”
Reflecting on the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews, Archbishop Okeke describes faith as “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things which for the moment remain unseen” and urges the people of God in Africa’s most populous nation to align faith with their respective works.