All have been called to take up responsibilities in the church, just as one been ‘called to the bar’, in the legal world. There are no ‘maybes’ or ‘if not’s’ or ‘wait, I really need to hear God say it directly to me’, no way!
By virtue of being alive and a Christian, you’ve already inherited default basic responsibilities which must be carried out in the church, in your individual communities and also, you are responsible for your salvation because God ordered it right at creation.
“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps the earth’”. (Genesis 1:26)
On Sunday 18th of this month, Rev. Fr. Bertrand Ujunwa enlightened us on what it entails to be a practicing Christian and his/her responsibilities. The questions were asked, ‘Who is a Christian?’, ‘What is expected of one?’ and ‘How can one evaluate one’s performance?’.
“To accept to be a Christian is to accept responsibility. He who is responsible is also meant to be accountable, “he said.
The scriptures says in Heb. 10:24–25, ‘and let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.’
The task of being a Christian and a responsible one who knows he/she would give account of their lives at the end of time is a daunting one, one that can only be done with passion, a clear conscience and with enormous faith.
As a baptized Catholic in this our community, we have been called to support this year’s ‘Harvest of Great Mercy’ as it is our responsibility.
Next Sunday, 25th September would be the turn of the following states to come forward for their State Harvest Thanksgiving:-
- Northern States Including FCT
As you come out to support your individual states and our harvest, may the good Lord continue to replenish your pockets in Jesus name, amen!