Mark Preaches Peace, Forgiveness At Easter



senate_president__david_markPresident of the Senate, David Mark, has called on Christians  and all Nigerians  to continue to live in peace and harmony  with one another as demonstrated by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Mark in his Easter message to  Christians  said, Christ died on the cross of Calvary as a sacrificial lamb and  for the forgiveness of sins of mankind  urging Nigerians to use the season of Easter as a period of reconciliation with each other exhibited by In His death.

He tasked the faithful to emulate the virtue of Jesus Christ that is anchored on forgiveness and willingness to help others saying, the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection is the joy of all Christians.

According to him, “There are lessons we must learn from the sacrifice Jesus paid on the cross of Calvary. He was sinless , Condemned for our inequities. Despite the torments and pains, He was praying for his accusers and killers. We should emulate such virtue and have a forgiving spirit”.

The Senate President used the occasion to called on the Boko Haram sect and other warring groups across the country to sheathe their swords and embrace peace and forgiveness as one and nation with a common destiny.

Mark for the umpteenth time condemned the continued shielding of innocent blood to express grievances of whatever kind saying it is ungodly and inhuman, noting that dialogue remains the approach towards addressing any misgiving.

“Easter is a season of peace and sacrifice. It means we should live a life of sacrifice, forgive ,reconcile and love one another “, Senator Mark stressed.

Specifically, he urged the faithful to use the period of Easter to remember the poor and the less privileged in the saying that one of the pillars of the season is to help the poor and the vulnerable.

Senator Mark however congratulated Christians across the country for successful Lenten season which culminated  the Easter celebration .

He Nigerians to be fervent in  prayers to God for the survival of the country reminding the citizens that ” we have no other country than Nigeria. Therefore, we must do all we can to make the nation a better place “.

 

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