By Our Reporter
A clergyman has advised Christians to desist from indiscriminate hunting for miracles and not working hard for the desired success.
Rev. Fr. Val Nzewunwa of the Christ the King Catholic Church, Oru Ahiara in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State, gave the injunction while delivering his homily at a thanksgiving mass, recently.
He enjoined the faithful to be steadfast in prayer and trust absolutely in God.
“Preaching on the theme: The Gift of the Holy Spirit (Corinthians 12:4-11)” the cleric said there is a variety of gifts which are given by the same spirit, for several services to the same God and working in different ways through different persons.
According to him, one may have the gift of preaching with wisdom and another the gift of “preaching instruction,” all given by the same spirit.
Other gifts, he outlined, were the gifts of healing, prophecy, miracles, recognition of spirits, speaking in tongues and interpreting, among others.
Fr. Val admonished Christians to jettison idolatory, abhor sin and keep God’s covenant to obtain His favour.
He charged the people to shun infighting and refrain from religious bigotry, ethnic and political divide and work as one in same spirit for common goals.
Fr. Val urged all to have the same trust in Jesus, as His Mother Mary did, which brought about the miracle of water turning to wine at the marriage in Cana.
Christians, he said, should shun avarice, hatred, self-centeredness and idolatory.