Ash Wednesday: Cleric tasks Christians on pertinence

By Lanre Omotosho – Iorin

Christians have been urged to use this Lent period to rededicate their lives to service of God by reading their Bibles as well as engaging in fervent prayers.

Vicar in charge of Omupo Archdeacon, Diocese of Igbomina Anglican Communion, Venerable Kohart Olajide gave the advice in an exclusive interview with correspondent Lanre Omotoso to commemorate this year’s Forty days fasting and prayer.

Venerable Olajide said Jesus Christ came as remission for sins of mankind, hence the need for Christians to use lent period to retrace their steps back to God.

Commenting on the ashes placed on the foreheads of faithful at commencement of lent known as Ash Wednesday, the clergyman described it as sign of humility and repentance.

Venerable Olajide emphasized that Christian faithful must engage in good deeds by forsaking every form of sinful acts for them to gain eternity.

The clergyman identified sins such as fornication, adultery, drunkenness and robbery among others as stumbling blocks that would prevent Christians from eternity.

Venerable Olajide also advised faithfuls to use the Forty days fasting and prayer to pray for themselves as well as the nation to overcome all her challenges.

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