By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Catholic Priest, Rev Fr Emmanuel Obadjere, has urged Christians, political leaders and those in positions of authority to emulate the unique humility of Jesus, and to always lead by example.
The admonition was made during the Sunday morning devolution of group four and five, of 2020 batch of pilgrims, held at the auditorium hall of Grand Palace Hotel, in the holy land of Jordan; led by Archbishop Jonathan Arhawarien and Rev Daniel Ebikems.
Rev Obadjere, said humility being one of the special virtues of Jesus, has the power to attract quality people to us, and also facilitate favour cum genuine greatness, adding that Jesus was humble to a fault, and as such those who accepted Him as Lord and Savour must of a necessities be humble.
The clergy who is the parish priest of St Joseph Catholic Church, Okpare, Olomu in Delta State, listed other essential virtues to include: honesty, giving, patience, long suffering while waiting on the Lord, self esteem, contentment and hardwork.
Obadjere, appealed to those in authority or privileged positions to use government and community resources to develop their jurisdictions and improve the wellbeing of the people, saying that a humble and honest leader will never steal public funds, rather he or she will always use available resources to better the living conditions of the people.
“Christ our Lord, expects us to exhibit good virtues, and Christians are to set examples for others to emulate, just as Christ did for the Church.
“There will be no disconnect between the leaders and the led if those in authority embrace Christ’s model of honesty, service to humanity, self discipline and humility.
“It is very important for us to have a change of heart as we gather here in the holy land of Jordan for spiritual retreat and revival.
“Our attitudes must reflect our new spiritual status, having come thus far to seek the face of God. We must do the needful to justify government’s investments in our spiritual wellbeing.”