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Christian families tasked on missionary work

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Rev. Sr. Rosanna Emenusiobi of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) community has called on Christian families to take active part in church missionary work.

Sr. Emenusiobi made the call at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia, during this year’s catechetical week with theme: “Live And Let Live.”
“Christian families should place itself in what it does as intimate community of life and love at the service of the Church and the society.”

She noted that parents were the primary teachers of faith, urging them to know the crucial nature of their work as promoters of human life.
Emenusiobi observed that human life was sacred because from its beginning, it involved the creative action of God and “it remains forever in a special relationship with the creator, who is its sole end.”

She bemoaned that destruction of human lives had permeated every aspect of the society including the family, “which is supposed to be the bedrock of morality and discipline.”

“Destruction of human life in the family which is the nucleus of the society is fast corroding the once honoured and revered African traditional values like reverence for life and respect for the elderly.

“Dignity of the human life, which ought to be respected and protected, has been compromised in Nigeria today, resulting in violent approach to the dignity of the human person that threatens the human lives.” She said

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