Christians have been charged to let the undying love of Jesus Christ demonstrated through his death on the Calvary, the remembrance of which is being globally observed remain their guiding principle in all their interactions with their fellow beings.
This was contained in the message of felicitation sent to the Christ followers by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II on Friday.
Oba Balogun expressed gratitude to God for the grace granted the people to be partakers in this year’s celebration of the annual event, stressing that the purpose of the Calvary experience should not be lost in the celebration.
According to the monarch, “I rejoice with my Christian subjects both at home and in the diaspora on this very important festivity and urge them to let the incomparable love of Christ which culminated in His crucification be their guide in whatever they do.
“If we all love unconditionally as Jesus Christ did for mankind by surrendering himself to be nailed on the Cross, the society would be better for us all than it is presently. Let us truly be like him as we are being called-Christians”, Oba Balogun added.
Asking the people to celebrate with caution and sobriety which the festivity actually calls for, the monarch remarked that anything outside of that would negate the original purpose of the event being celebrated.
Oba Balogun enjoined the people to use the occasion to pray for peace in the land and more importantly that love may grow among the people, especially among the political leaders, whose actions and inactions shape the lives of the citizenry.