JUST IN: CAN Urges Leaders To Emulate Christ

CAN Urges Leaders To Emulate Christ

CAN Urges Leaders To Emulate Christ


Association of (CAN) has said that in reflecting on the lessons of Palm Sunday for contemporary society, political leaders should emulate the virtue of unity exemplified by Christ.

President of CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, in his Palm Sunday message yesterday, said just as the people of Jerusalem set aside their differences to welcome the Prince of Peace, Nigerian leaders should set aside their prejudices, grievances, and animosities to foster a spirit of harmony, reconciliation, and understanding among themselves.

Okoh said the sacred day commemorated the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, a moment marked by jubilation, hope, and symbolism that transcends time.

“In the midst of our current realities in Nigeria, where we are confronted with a myriad of challenges ranging from social unrest to economic uncertainties and tensions, the of Palm Sunday offers us a beacon of light and inspiration.

“The image of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, instead of a war chariot or an exotic means of transportation, and being welcomed by crowds waving palm branches and laying their cloaks on the ground, serves as a poignant reminder of humility for our leaders and the power of peace and collective faith for all citizens.

“At this critical juncture in our nation's history, as we navigate through turbulent waters and strive towards a more prosperous and equitable society, let us draw strength from the enduring message of Palm Sunday. Let us remember that in times of adversity, faith can move mountains and bridge divides, and can conquer all,” he said.

The CAN president further said that witnessing the unfolding events in Nigeria, let the leaders heed the call to action embedded in the spirit of Palm Sunday.

“Let us be beacons of hope and agents of positive change in our communities, extending a hand of to our neighbors, showing kindness to the marginalised, and upholding justice for the oppressed.

“In conclusion, as we embark on this journey of reflection and renewal during the holy season of Palm Sunday, may we be guided by the timeless teachings of Christ, and may we emerge as a stronger, more united Nigerian society, bound together by the common values of peace, justice, and solidarity,” he said.


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