By Nneka Onyema
An Anglican cleric has commended mothers for the positive role they play in ensuring the growth of the church.
He particularly patted the women of the Holy Trinity (Ang) Church Uratta on the back for their contributions and efforts in enhancing the image of the church and the well-being of the members.
The priest, Rev Canon Japhet Nwachukwu PhD, made the commendation while preaching a sermon last Sunday during the Mothering Sunday service in the church.
He asked mothers to be submissive to their husbands and obey and fear the Lord their creator, adding that a virtuous woman is one who is not only holy but obedient to her husband. Using Sarah, the wife of Abraham, as an example, the cleric said that a woman must show love to her husband as well as respect him at all times. He submitted that as a mark of respect, Sarah even called her husband Abraham Lord.
He also appealed to them to show more care to their children and decried a situation where women now pursue mundane things at the detriment of their families.
“In as much as women should assist their husbands, they should not allow that to affect their motherly role in the family. The proper upbringing of their children is an important assignment which God has given to them” and must not be toyed with, Rev Nwachukwu added.
He also admonished children to always respect and honour their mothers in appreciation of their efforts in bringing them up.
The service was conducted by the wife of the church teacher, Mrs. Kelechi Nnawihe the first bible reading was taken by Mrs. Chinyere Nwachukwu wife of the vicar white the second reading was by Mrs. Ugochi Amadi.
The service featured the cutting of the mothering Sunday cake and awards.
Two widows from the church also receive N20,000 each from Nana foundation represented by Lady Phina Onyekuru.