We have to understand that the need to support a Bishop and his administration of the local church (the diocese) has always been recognized as something each Christian is obliged to do – just as the early Christians supported the Apostles and other ministers.
However, the 2021 Cathedraticum has not just been a peculiar gathering of grateful hearts; it has proved to be a cardinal place where strength, hope and faith have been restored in the general lives of the people.
Rising from the ashes of the debilitating effect of the Coronavirus pandemic that ravaged the world last year as well as the many challenges the country has continued to face, economically and socially, this year’s Cathedraticum has set the stage for a perfect platform to express the undying love and care from God.
Across the six deaneries of the diocese, the Bishops of Enugu diocese, Bishop Onaga and his Auxiliary, Bishop Obodo has maintained major messages centered on hope, trust in God, the powerful forgiving nature of Jesus as well as his inalienable nature to hear, answer and meet the desires of our heart.
From Agbani which was the first port of call, Bishop Onaga spoke on the essence of forgiveness.
Forgiveness is something all of us want to receive but most of us hesitate to give. Jesus makes it clear, however, that we can’t have it without giving it. If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins (Matthew 6:14-15). These words allow no room for doubt or discussion. Forgiveness flows two ways. We cannot separate receiving forgiveness from extending forgiveness.
Photos from the 2021 Cathedraticum
Photo Credit: Doscom ICT
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