By Adonis Amadi
The President of the Women’s Ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, Dr (Mrs) Eunice Okorocha, who celebrated the Mothering Sunday last week at St. Cyprain’s Church, Federal Housing Estate, Owerri has condemned the attitude of Christians who cheat for material gains.
Preaching the sermon at the service to mark the occasion, Mrs Okorocha spoke of those who, she said, tell official lies by changing their age to remain in office, thereby denying the younger ones of employment opportunities.
She urged Christians to continue to be exemplary and shun bribery.
She told mothers not to show bad examples by being unforgiving, gossiping and habouring anger.
“We must set good examples for our children, especially our daughters”, she said.
The wife of the Bishop, fondly referred to as “Mama Owerre”, advised mothers not to abandon their responsibilities while she stressed that they must maintain integrity, honesty, humility and accountability in the church and society.
She said that they should be spiritually transformed to know God as well as eschew selfishness.
Mama Owerre also advised priests to preach more on restitution which was what Zaccheus did by giving back to the people what he got from them fraudulently.
A highlight of the all- mothers’ affair was the cutting of the Mothering Sunday Cake by the Bishop’s wife, assisted by others.
The Vicar’s wife, Mrs Ngozi A.C. Chukwuocha, conducted the service while Hon Justice Charity Anwukah, wife of the SSG and Mrs Ogechi N.D. Awujo, wife of the Curate, read the first and second lessons, respectively.
Intercessory prayer for adoration, thanksgiving and confession was by Mrs Uche Adigu as Mrs Chinwe Elezieanya took that for families, widows and the oppressed.
Others where Lady Gloria Umelo who prayed for the sick and indigent, Lady Ugo Ugbaja for the ministers of God and Mrs Comfort Umunna for the nation.