Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Abuja, urged Christians not to tire of seeking God’s intervention for a better society, telling them to avoid complaining about their leaders.
Mr. Kaigama revealed this on Sunday during his first pastoral visit to Saint Joseph Mukasa Catholic Parish, Gidan Mangoro, Abuja.
During the visit, the Archbishop administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 218 candidates and celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to 12 couples from the parish.
“This period of Lent is a season of grace and reconciliation with God, seize your graces as we look forward to the celebration of Easter,” Kaigama advised.
The Archbishop said that in the same way God used Moses to deliver the Israelites, God would also use the religious and all those who believe in Him to make things right.
The Catholic leader also prayed that Nigerian leaders would be like Moses who was God-fearing, courageous, selfless and focused, used by God to deliver his people to the promised land.
He also called on Christians to embrace the spirit of righteousness and avoid complaints and vices. Instead, he told them to contribute their dues to the welfare of Nigeria.
He also charged newly confirmed candidates and spouses to continue to grow in faith, live exemplary lives, and allow the holy spirit inherent in the sacraments to bear fruit in them for the benefit of society.
Paschal Ononuju, the parish priest, thanked the Archbishop and asked God to strengthen him in the exercise of his functions.
“We have all been impressed to help you succeed in your ministry as a representative of Christ in the Archdiocese. You are a sign and a servant of the unity of the church in Abuja,” Mr. Ononuju said.
The highlight of the visit was the inauguration of the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee by the Archbishop.