Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha Ph.D has charged Knights and Ladies of St. Christopher, Owerri Council and Christians all over the world, to go and be their brother’s-keeper, by reconciling with them where there have been differences.
Bishop Okorocha who gave this charge during the trooping of colours and special thanksgiving service held in the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) Owerri, to mark the end of the three-day 2014 Chapter Meeting of the Council, asked the Knights and Ladies to go in search of their fellow brothers and sisters in the Order, who have long been away from the activities of the Council for one reason or the other, rather than take actions to delist them.
He noted that nothing is greater in the sight of God than the reconciliation between brothers and sisters, and condemned any stand taken by any brother or sister to the effect that his brother or sister has offended him or sinned beyond pardon.
The Prelate argued that, if we have fellowship with God, we would have fellowship with one another, and in that sense, we would not use our mouths to blackmail or tarnish one another’s image.
Referring to some Bible passages, including 1 John 1s, John 8, Luke I31 the Superior of the Order stressed the importance of walking in the light as Christians, adding that, when the light of God shines into any believer’s soul, it would bring out every thing that is in it.
Highlights of the service include the special thanks offerings made by the Owerri Council, and the cutting of birthday cake in honour of an elder statesman and one of the oldest knights in the Order, Sir Onyenso Nwachukwu, for clocking 91, and the Diocesan Lord Chancellor, Hon. Justice (Lady) Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, whose birthday also fell on that day.