December 18, 2013

Emulate Mandela, Fawehinmi, cleric urges citizens

Emulate Mandela, Fawehinmi, cleric urges citizens

BY Olasunkanmi Akoni
LAGOS—The chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa Ikeja, Reverend Femi Taiwo, has urged citizens in general, and parents in particular, irrespective of their religious belief, class or sex, to leave enduring legacy to their children after they depart this world.

He described the late Nelson Mandela and late Chief Gani Fawehinmi as good examples to emulate.
According to him, both personalities fought for the liberation and emancipation of the masses not for financial gains.

“There is the need to bequeath good virtues for the next generation and generations yet unborn,” Rev. Taiwo said.
Reverend Taiwo, who spoke at the thanksgiving service of the Ministry of Rural Development, cautioned parents to be careful they way they led their lives, saying vengeance awaited their children by those they had wronged.

In his sermon at the service with the topic “Good and Enviable Testimony,” Rev. Taiwo said:  “A good record is like your shadow that goes with you everywhere you go, that it is impossible to run away from your shadow and you cannot outrun it because it is your monitor.”

He enjoined everyone to desire good image and not dent their family names, adding that all human activities were being documented in heaven, with reward and consequences for every actions.