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Shun questionable riches

An Anglican Cleric, Venerable Ebenezar Ebo, says there is great gain in righteous living and so Christians should shun riches acquired through wickedness.

Venerable Ebo gave the advice while preaching the sermon at the funeral service in honour of late Sister Grace Onyemachi Nnodumele at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Umuariam Obowo in the Diocese of Okigwe South.

Taking his text from Isaiah, Chapter 3, verses 10 and 11 and Proverbs Chapter 14 verse 32, Venerable Ebo said it shall be well with the righteous for they will eat the fruits of their deeds, but it will definitely go badly for the  wicked as they must reap what they sow.

He emphasized that the wicked are thrown down by their sins, but the righteous have a refuge even in death.

The Cleric described late Sister Grace Nnodumele as a virtuous woman whose commitment to God was total and unshakable. He said the deceased was the epitome of generosity, humility and selflessness, and urged the bereaved family to continue in her footsteps.

In a condolence message to the family signed by the Director Human Resources Management, the Minister of Defence consoled the family praying God to grant them fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

He described late Sister Grace as a diligent, resourceful and productive staff of the Ministry of Defence, whose life was a role model for other staff of the ministry.

Late Sister Grace Onyemachi Nnodumele died at the National Hospital, Abuja on 3rd May, 2012 at the age of 57 years. Until her death, she was the Chief Secretarial Assistant in the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

The burial ceremony was attended by staff of the Ministry of Defence Abuja, members of the clergy from within and outside the State, as well as numerous relatives and friends, including the chairman, Christian Voice Newspaper, Sir Chudi Onuzo.

 

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