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EASTER MESSAGE DELIVERED BY

HIS LORDSHIP, RT. REVD. CHAMBERLAIN CHINEDUM OGUNEDO JP,

BISHOP, DIOCESE OFMBAISE.

Halleluya! Christ is Risen.

He is Risen Indeed,

Halleluya!

Dear people of God,

With joy in our heart and sincere gratitude to God; the giver and sustainer of life; who is graciously leading us through the turbulent times and enabled us with His spirit in Christ; the Author and Finisher of our faith; we send you greetings.

Easter season is historic, symbolic and definitive; the beacon of our Christian faith; the expression of God’s uncommon love for mankind and the anchor point of His benevolence and purposeful salvific mission in Christ to reconcile man to Him and restore the dignity and lost glory of man – Rom. 3:23; 6:9-11.

This season is foundational and fundamental; a reflection of the woeful and disgraceful state of man and the redemption that characterises God’s agenda of recreating and charting a new cause of reunion; the hallmark of our profession that guarantees our sonship of God.

Jesus Christ; the Saviour of the World; dead, buried, resurrected and ascended into heaven; the affirmation of His God Head; the Only living Messiah that ever lives.  The celebration of Easter is sober, meditative and penitential.  It is precautionary and forewarns the consequences of dwelling in transgressions and iniquity.  It abhors sins and the menace of disobedience to God.  It is a clarion call to amend our ways and to live the life of Christ; to eschew hatred, avarice; blood bathing; ethnic chauvinism; religious intolerance; banditry; armed robbery; kidnapping; ritual killings; political bickerings; the menace of homosexuality and lesbianism, etc.

This season reassures us of the living faith that is in Christ who died and saved us and the obvious need to make Him known in practical Christian ways; positively touching and changing lives; bringing hope and succour to the needy and vulnerable in our society; reconciling with both God and man and to live in peace with all people.

The life of Christ; His Compassionate love and purpose driven mission should motivate and quicken our hearts to follow His footsteps in order to fulfil the purpose of God at last.

May the peace of God and the joy that come through Christ; our Lord and Saviour, radiate in our minds and bring forth the fruits of His love and goodness.

We wish you happy Easter and hopeful resurrection morning.

 

Your Pastor, Friend & Bishop,

REVD. CHAMBERLAIN C. OGUNEDO JP

Bishop, Diocese of Mbaise