By EZEKIEL DONTINNA
THE Catholic Parish Priest of St. Monica’s Parish Rantye Jos, Rev. Frederick Wukari, (OSA), has called on Christians to always give thanks to God for the gift of life and blessings that has placed them above darkness and all manners of principalities.
He made the call last Sunday, while delivering a sermon at the 2019 Harvest and Bazaar Thanksgiving of the Saint Louis Parish Catholic Archdiocese of Jos.
Stressing on the theme: Give and it shall be given unto you, the clergy said, “as Christians, we must always give thanks to the Lord our God for the life, and wonderful things the has done to us.
“We must learn to appreciate the giver of everything we possessed in life by giving thanks to Him, the provider. Your see, generous people experience positive reactions. They are always protected against any danger, humiliation and manner of negative reactions from they enemy and would always see great and the will do more to you”, he enthused.
On his part, the Parish Priest of St. Louis Jos, Rev. Fr. Anthony Enokela, said, “as Catholics, every day is a day of thanksgiving, but we choose one day in a year where we come out openly to thank God for everything He has done for us – for prayers answered, for prayers favour received we just come to say thank you God and we recommit and rededicate ourselves to him for guidance and direction.
“My message to the entire Christendom is, we must remember always to rejoice the Lord will grant us the desires to our hearts. So as Christians, we are happy people irrespective of whatever is happening around us, harsh economic condition and the rest, we know that our God will always meet our needs according to His riches and His glory,” he prayed.
Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the 2019 Thanksgiving and Bazaar, Mrs Monica Idris commended members and friends of the Parish who have trooped in to celebrate with them, saying “as you can see people are dancing, children are playing. People eating and celebrating the living- God goodness in our liver”.
“The message is praising God during the period for His numerous blessings. This is why we come out openly to thank God, because He has done so much to us. I want to use opportunity to thank everyone who have graced the occasion and pray that God will bless everyone”, she prayed.