As Christians across the country celebrate the death and resurrection of the Saviour, Jesus Christ, the member representing Obubra/Etung in the federal house of representatives, Rt. Hon Mike Etaba has called on all Christians faithful to imbibe the virtues of peace, love, sacrifice and forgiveness which he said represent the core values of Easter.
Etaba, who sent his Easter message via WhatsApp Chat to weetalknaija.com.ng said: “Today represents a very significant moment in our lives as Christians. It is both significant and sobering in the sense that it reminds us all about the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, love and compassion over hate. These were the cardinal planks of Christ’s teachings while on earth.”
Lamenting the absence of compassion in today’s society, Etaba quipped: “In many ways, our society today lacks compassion as a way to internalize and experience the inner soul of the other person and the universe. We need to reintroduce compassion so that humanity may survive.”
Continuing, Mike Etaba said, “In line with the compassion which Christ demonstrated by laying down his life for us, we should, therefore, replicate this to all men and continue to sustain it in the years to come.”
While urging for constant prayers for peace to reign over Obubra/Etung federal constituency and indeed, Cross River State at large, Etaba noted: “We must not forget that the peace we are enjoying today in our constituency is due, largely, to the prayers and support of all of you, and I urge you, in this season of Easter to continue in this momentum by upholding the values that seek to unite us rather than those that pull us apart.”