JOS – Rev. Fr Philip Jamang, Parish Priest, Church of Assumption, Chong’o Pyeng-Gyel in Jos, Plateau, has urged Christians to emulate the ways of the cross by emulating Jesus Christ.
Jamang told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Friday that Christians should live in peace to make the society a better place.
The cleric said Christ was peaceful and loving, adding that he sacrificed His life to save and give humankind a new and defined life.
“During this holy week which began yesterday (Thursday), Christians are call to be ambassadors of Christ and as we know, Christ is not violent.
“We are called to be shining examples to others in the world, especially the unbelievers.
“We must emulate Christ; we must pray for peace in Nigeria and we must remain peaceful ourselves.
“The unity of this country remains sacrosanct, we must use this season to pray that our unity as a nation continue to wax stronger,” he said.
He for the peaceful Presidential and National Assembly polls, adding that the peaceful behaviour showed that the country’s democratic system was getting matured.
He also applauded the spirit of sportsmanship exhibited by President Goodluck Jonathan, and described him as the best leader Nigeria ever had in the annals of its democratic journey.
“Christians all over the country prayed for the peaceful polls; God heard our solemn appeal and the Presidential elections came and gone devoid of hitherto envisaged rancour.
“Our dear President has written his name in gold, as history and posterity will never forget him for ensuring a level playing ground for politics to strive in the country.
“On several occasions the President kept saying his election does not worth the life of a single Nigerian; he kept to his promise when he conceded defeat.
“Indeed, he remains a hero,” Jamang added.
He, therefore, called on Nigerians to maintain the tempo so that the Governorship and states House of Assembly polls slated for April 11 would be peaceful and free of violence as well. (NAN)
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