SOURCE: Olowa's Palace
DATE: 2nd April, 2018
H.R.M Oba Dr. Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede, FCIM, MBCIM
The Olowa and Paramount Ruler of Igbara-Oke Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede, Ilufemiloye, (Ogidi III), has congratulated every Christians as they celebrate another Easter this year. He said, this period is when Christian all over the world come together to remember the ultimate sacrifice of our Lord Jesus for mankind in His death and resurrection. He said, this sacrifice brought redemption to our souls.
In his Easter message to the people through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Ayodeji Owolabi, the monarch said that the Christianity we enjoy today and our salvation is a product of inestimable sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. He said this season should serve as a reminder to all for the selflessness, love, sacrifice and tolerance of Jesus Christ.
He stressed that, Easter is a season for sober reflection on our lives and the restoration of our individual covenant with God and our relationship with our family and friends, to forgive one another as Almighty God forgave us through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, His dear son.
The monarch also called on everyone to collectively imbibe the spirit of love, unity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, because these are solution to various challenges facing our society. He said we should reflect on these values towards promoting and strengthening the foundation of love, peace and harmony.
This Easter, he said we should unite with one another, by working in the spirit of togetherness and to exercise collective tolerance and ready to make sacrifices.
While urging everyone to devote a little time to reflect on their relationship with God and their neighbours, he enjoined them to make these sacrifices in order to help create a better society for ourselves and our children yet unborn. He prayed that the joys of Easter and the Blessings of Christ’s infinite grace for mankind fill our lives, our families, our communities, state and nation at large.
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