Bishop urges children to give mothers befitting life, not burial



Bishop Godfrey Onah Nsukka Catholic Diocese Enugu State has urged children to their mothers a befitting while they are still alive rather than burial.

Onah gave the advice at the Theresa’s Catholic Cathedral Nsukka, while delivering a  homily during this year’s Mothering Sunday Mass.

According to him, it is unfortunate that people do not take proper care their mothers while alive, but rather would even go borrowing to them befitting burials when they  die.

“These kinds people that abandon their mothers while alive, only to wait to them befitting burial have shown by their actions that they don’t care and love their mothers.

“I advise sons and daughters to take proper care of their mothers while they are alive, as a of appreciating the sacrifices and sufferings their mothers go through to bring them up.

“Let her live good house and use that are saving to give her befitting burial to take care of her when she is alive,” he advised.

The Bishop noted that all the burial funfair and cannival people did when their mother or father died were useless and vanity,  since the deceased would benefit nothing from such waste of .

He,  however, urged mothers to that they brought up their children the fear of God, so that they would stay away from all forms of criminality and immorality.

“Mothers have serious role to play in order to restore sanity and security in the country.

“Parents must catch their children young, by teaching them the fear of God and good behaviours.

“If all the families in Nigeria give their children good moral upbringing and orientation, the we are experiencing now have been prevented,” he said.

He said that the Catholic Church dedicated a day to celebrate mothers because of their and the vital roles they play in the family as well as in the society at large.

“Without mothers there will be no family because every human being is born by a mother,” he said (NAN)