By Amarachi Okpunobi
An Awka Diocesan priest, Rev. Fr. Ugochukwu Nganahas advised all faithful to share the little they have with others, knowing that God wants their little for their miracle. This, he said during his homily on Sunday, 29th July 2018, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area, Anambra State, where he presided over the Thanksgiving Mass for the burial of his Late brother, Ikenna Bonaventure Ngana. This was even as he also said that their little, regardless of how much they give, will still remain for them.
The Catholic priest encouraged the faithful to give no matter how hard it is especially to the less privileged and orphans in the society. He pinpointed that God will never forget the little they give to others especially in the times of need. Citing an example with the Israelite woman and Elisha in the Bible, Fr. Ngana called on the parishioners to emulate the Israelite woman in giving as she gave all she had with faith and God gave her plentiful in return.
“Cast your cares and lift your burdens to the Lord with faith and you will see if he won’t grant you a miracle. He is always ready to lift your burdens. Do not be weakened with the travails of this world, God will see you through,” he added. He cautioned the faithful concerning complaining about prayers unanswered by God, because God never fails in his promise. He charged them to look unto God with perseverance and long suffering.
Fr. Ngana further encouraged the people to have an unwavering faith in God who knows all things and does great things. “God is not dead, look up to him always”, he concluded.