Be just, fair to all, a cleric urges Nigerians
1 Rev. Gabriel Dung, assistant parish priest of St Finberrs Catholic Church, Rayfield, Joseadvised the rulers of the country to be fair and just at all times.
2 Dung, who gave the advice in his Sunday sermon in Jos, argued that Nigeria was going through difficult times due to the injustice of social stratification.
3 It charges Christians, especially those in public office, to be exemplary in the performance of their duties.
4 The cleric, who denounced the wave of injustices in workplaces, homes, schools and other places in society, warned that God hates such practices.
5 “Part of the challenges affecting the growth of this nation is the lack of justice and fairness, especially from our leaders.
“One of the reasons God was angry with the people of Israel was because there was injustice among the people and that is exactly what we see in our generation.
6 “So, I call on all of us to avoid injustice and embrace justice and fairness in our dealings with God and our fellow human beings.
seven “We have to put aside selfishness and support each other, especially the less privileged and that makes our society better,” he advised.
8 Dung also called on leaders at all levels to be accountable to God and the people they serve, pointing out that such a decision builds people’s trust in the leader.
9 The cleric, however, advised Christians to pray for leaders, adding that leadership comes with many challenges.
ten The priest also advised Christians to refrain from deceiving others just to maximize profit.