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BISHOP of Anglican Diocese of Aguata, Rt Revd Samuel Ezeofor, has advised Christians to live a righteous life to end crimes and criminalities bedeviling the contemporary society.

Rt Revd Ezeofor gave the advice in a sermon during a burial service for Ezinne Victoria Ezeibe, the mother of the Chairman, Aguata Local Government Area, Dr Eche Ezeibe, at Igboukwu, over the weekend.

The bishop, who was represented in the service by the Ven David Obiagboso of Emmanuel Anglican Church, Ezinifite, strongly condemned the rate in which crimes thrive today with impunity, expressing displeasure that the high number of people in the church does not have significant positive effect in society.

He regretted, “Many Christians today haven’t accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour; they don’t consider him in their daily activities. That’s why all sorts of crimes and criminalities are order of the day in our society.

“If we all that profess Christ can strive to really possess him – have the fear of God in our lives, our society will be peaceful.

“When a society is not good, it means that its members are not good; because the precondition for a peaceful society depends on what’s inside of man – if he is righteous and has a cheerful heart, his house, and by extension, the large society, will automatically be peaceful,” he said.

The prelate further enjoined Christians to take the opportunity of Lenten period to engage in a sober reflection as regards their relationship with their neighbours and make amends where necessary so as to live out Christlike life.

While consoling the bereaved family, Bishop Ezeofor described the deceased, Ezinne Victoria, as a dedicated and faithful servant of God who spent the active period of her life, spreading the message of gospel of Christ from one community to another with her husband.

  He encouraged them to continue to live in peace and as a light to the people as expected of them as children raised in God’s vineyards.

In a vote of thanks, the first son of the deceased, Mr Chukwudi Ezeibe, appreciated the bishop, the clergy, and their friends, well-wishers, as well as their relations, for supporting and identifying with them.    

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