As Christians begin the commemoration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ , Nigerians have been urged to lead a life of sacrifice, selflessness and commitment for the development of the country.
This formed part of the messages from the churches on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration in Bayelsa State.
Shedding light on the significance of Easter, the Assistant Parish Priest, Saint Mathias Catholic Church, Amarata, Yenagoa, Reverend Father Henry Emeka said the period was a time for sober reflection on the sacrifices of salvation made by Christ, calling on all Christians to rededicate themselves to God.
Reverend Father Emeka explained that if Nigerian leaders could emulate the selfless life style of Jesus Christ, then the country would achieve its development needs.
Reverend Father Emeka said a selfless leader would always have the good wishes and prayers of the people.
The Lead Pastor, Faithword Christian Center, Bayelsa State, Reverend Kieri Ayibapriye who said Easter signifies the resurrection of Jesus, emphasized that when a man receives Christ, he can live a life free of sin.
Reverend Ayibapriye said Easter was not a time for flambouyant lifestyle and immorality, but a time to reflect on how Jesus Christ paid the supreme price to save the world and take advantage of it in order to make heaven.