Obviously, these are very difficult times for Nigerians, and indeed it seems Nigerians are carrying more crosses now than ever before because of the challenges of our time. So, we can only ask that in spite of our challenges that we never lose focus of who we are as a people – a people that should be united more than we are; a people that should make efforts to support one another and be more united with one another. And, of course, it is also important to say that some of the crosses we bear have been imposed on us by bad leadership; by bad governance; by corruption. Some of the crosses have been imposed upon us, and so we want to also challenge those who lead us to try and see what need to be done in order to lift the challenges that Nigerians are facing now. The insecurity and all of that; we expect that government will do much better. ….
Throwback to Mission Sunday:
Parishes should have evangelisation community As a local Church in the Archdiocese of Lagos, we are challenged to constantly review the way of evangelisation. All Parishes are supposed to have an evangelisation community that has the task of thinking of new ways of carrying out the mission of bringing the good news to those who have not yet received it. Our organised effort at Mission and evangelization is part of a universal effort that is complete when we do it well, carry out our own efforts. It is like a jig-saw puzzle; it is never completed until all the parts are put together and fit together. Today, we are all reminded that each of us is called to mission individually and personally.
• Most Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos