By Abuchi Onwumelu
As Christians world over celebrate the feast of All Saints and All Souls Day on the 1st of November and 2nd November respectively, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for the 2019 Anambra South Senatorial District election, Prince Nicolas C. Ukachukwu, MFR, has enjoined Christians to see the period as a period of serious self appraisal and retrospect, emphasizing that the celebration abhors carnal's pleasures.
Prince Ukachukwu who gave the advice via a telephone chat, said that All Saints and All Souls Day called for sober reflection and total commitment to the things of God, noting that he would continue to aspire for heavenly worthiness, even as he reminded Christians about their earthly journey.
Ukachukwu popularly called Ikukuoma (Wind of Glory) by his numerous admirers and supporters urged Christians to work out their salvation as to be counted on the last day, calling on them to always think about the futility of this world, adding that unbridled quest for materialism could lead one's soul to abyss.
'I see celebrations as a time to ask myself pertinent questions. Questions about my earthly stay. Question about where I will end up after my sojourn on earth. We are transit in this world.
'I take my spiritual life seriously. I do not joke with my salvation, I cannot compromise my faith in God. I aspire to be counted on the last day. I am running the heavenly race with vigour and determination. I want to make heaven; you too can join me in this race,' Ikukuoma said.
According to Chief Ukachukwu, a one-time federal House of Representatives member representing Abuja Municipal, All Saints was a Solemnity (feast) in honour of All Saints known and unknown and celebrated on November 1 while All Souls Day was a day set aside to remember all those who lived and died as a Christians.
'Sainthood is a noble thing. Let us aspire to be one. May God give us the grace to continue to run this race,' Ikukuoma prayed.