The Anglican Bishop of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor recently paid a pastoral visit to Christ Church, Awaka in Owerri North local government, Imo State, for Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction and was highly impressed by the impressive number of candidates for the ceremony.
For this, he commended the Archdeacon, Ven. Nathan Amechi, his wife, Fortune, as well as the other clergies in the Parish and their wives.
In the bishop’s charge on national issues, he called for the withdrawal of Boko Haram prisoners from the Ekwulobia prison, warning that they could constitute danger to the people of the South-East incase of jail-break.
Bishop Okorafor noted that there have been more suicide bomb blasts since President Buhari came on board adding that the little respite before the exit of former president Jonathan had been eroded.
The prelate thoroughly lambasted members of the National Assembly for the crisis among the members accusing them of pursuing their inordinate and personal ambitions and asked them to have a re-think in the interest of the country.
Earlier in his sermon which centered on forgiveness, the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Progress Okorafor urged Christians to have a forgiving heart and to pray for their enemies and not to pay them in their own coins.
He pointed out that though Moses had encouraged Israelites to repay deed for deed, Christ had ordered his followers to love their enemies, do good to those who hate them, bless those who curse them, and pray for those who mistreat them.