Cleric enjoins Christians to emulate Christ’s love for humanity
A catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Edward Mugieh, has enjoined Christians to emulate Jesus Christ by showing love and compassion to one another as exemplified in the story of the good Samaritan.
The cleric who made the call, yesterday, in a sermon at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Life Camp, Abuja, said that love for one’s neighbour was the centrality of Christian faith, describing worshipping as meaningless without love for one’s neighbours.
The priest, who read from the gospel of Luke 10:25-37, called on the faithful to extend their acts of love and compassion to their neighbours and all members of the society, irrespective of religious inclinations as Christ died for the whole humanity.
He encouraged them to be responsive to the needs of the less privileged members of the society.
“We have to be good Samaritan to one another. We should become involved in the lives of one another. If God blesses you with something, it belongs to your neighbours as well.
“If a Jew, Muslim or an atheist truly loves his neighbour and is willing to risk so much for his neighbour’s wellbeing, he loves Christ without necessarily knowing it. He will recognise Christ in the end as the familiar face he loved in his neighbour whose origin and identity is found in the person of Christ,” he said.