Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has made a special appeal to all Nigerians to reject political and religious fanatics promoting the message of division and violence in Nigeria, in order for good to ultimately prevail over evil.
The Can President disclosed this in as statement, while delivering his Easter message yesterday; he expressed optimism that evil agenda will not succeed in Nigeria, but that love, mercy and pardon will. He urged Nigerians to always be guided by that lesson.
The statement reads; “Sacrifices may not necessarily be exemplified by dying for others, it could be demonstrated by giving alms, helping the needy and carrying out other works of mercy in the society. This should be the watch word for all Christians in this season of sacrifice and forgiveness.
“This is a time when Christians in parts of the country are plagued by insurgency. I call for steadfastness and unwavering faith in God, the maker of all things.
“This should be the watch word for all Christians in this season of sacrifice and forgiveness.
“As greed, hatred and wickedness continue to dominate the affairs of some in our midst, goodwill ultimately prevails over evil,’’ it said.
The statement further reveals; “As we join other faithful across the world to commemorate the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ on Good Friday, I enjoin all Christians to reflect on the lessons of the solemn celebration.
“So, as you reflect on this solemn celebration, may we all be reminded of God’s plan for mankind which was fulfilled by Christ against all odds, especially as it affects their lives.”