PRIEST in residence at Annunciation Catholic Church, Awka, Edwin Obiorah, has called on the congregation to don their facemasks properly in observance of the prescribed protocols.
He emphasised that COVID-19 is real and spreading because of a `laissez faire attitude’ of people.
Rev. Fr. Obiorah explained that some of the resultant deaths were most preventable but for carelessness being exhibited by individuals that contracted the virus who failed to do the needful.
He advised those coming for Mass that wish to receive the Sacred Specie in their palms to wash them properly, even as he urged them to receive it religiously to avoid desecrating it.
He gave the caution at the parish.
Speaking on the transfiguration of Jesus Christ, Fr. Obiorah said that it allowed Jesus to consult His heavenly father and ascertain His father’s plan for His suffering, death and resurrection.
“He climbed the mountain to get double assurance that His decision was right.
“The appearance of Moses, the greatest law giver and Elijah, the greatest prophet shows Jesus as the consummation of their message.”
The transfiguration also aimed at making the apostles aware of Jesus’ divine glory so that they might be strengthened during their trial times.
According to him, transfiguration gives Christians a glimpse of the heavenly glory awaiting those who do God’s will.
“It gives us an invitation as well as a challenge to put our faith in the loving promises of a merciful God who sent His Son to die for our sins.”
The cleric emphasised that people’s transformed lives would enable them to radiate the glory and grace of the Lord around us by our spirit-filled lives.
He, then, urged all to metamorphose from their sleepy spiritual life into dynamic Christian life, especially during this Lenten season by radiating Christ’s love and mercy around all.