Anglican cleric urges fathers to be upright

As the Christendom world over marked Father’s Sunday, an Anglican cleric, the Rev. Martin Okere, has counseled fathers to be upright and committed to their responsibilities as heads of the family. Rev Okere who gave the advice at St. John’s Anglican Church, Ihiagwa said it was an ordained authority given to man to oversee every creation.
He pointed out that every member of the family should be subject to the governing authority of the man, stressing  that there was no authority except that appointed by God. While noting that some wives owing to their being wealthy do not honour their husbands, advised such women to retrace their steps as they were not only resisting God’s order but bringing judgement on themselves.
Rev Okere, who is the Ihiagwa Archdeaconry Chaplain of the Christian Men’s Fellowship, also observed with regret that some heads of families were in the habit of maltreating those under their authorities, especially widows and warned them against abusing the authority bestowed on them. He charged them to turn away from the such acts if they are to administer their godly roles, insisting that they should be obedient to the voice of God.
The Archdeacon of Ihiagwa, Ven. Geoffrey Chima in his brief remarks thanked members of the organising committee for a well planned event stressing that their efforts were not only very remarkable but commendable.
The service which was conducted by Sir Samuel Ajoku, had Sir Jonas Ajoku taken the first lesson from Deuteronomy 30:1-10 with the chairman of the Father’s Day Planning Committee, Comrade Joseph Ibeawuchi reading the second lesson from Matthew18:10-23.
Highpoint of the event were varieties by the Christian Men’s Fellowship including drama aptly titled ”destiny”, cutting of cake and awards of honour to some distinguished personalities moderated by the secretary of the Father’s Day Planning Committee , Mr.  Ajas Mella.

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