Lagos – Monsignor Gabriel Osu, the Director of Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on Sunday urged Nigerians to use the period of Lent to meditate and pray for the country.
Osu made the appeal while delivering a sermon at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Lekki.
He urged Nigerians to use Lent to reflect on the passion of Christ and have genuine repentance from past sins.
“In line with Solomon’s injunction, even though we have transgressed against God and have promoted hatred and malice in all spheres of life.
“Genuine repentance will attract us God’s attention, forgiveness, healing for ourselves and our land,’’ he said.
He noted that during Lent Christians should refrain from all the bad things they were used to so as to properly observe the period.
According to him, all Christians are expected to emulate Christ in all that they do, especially during Lent as it is a season of sober reflection for all Christians
“Christians should grow more in faith, and love as they observe Lent.
He also advised Christians to exercise abstinence and live in peace with people as well as learn to render selfless service that would better the lives of others just like Jesus did during and after His fast.
He urged Nigerians irrespective of their religion or tribe to ensure that they did not truncate the nation’s nascent democracy.