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28.10.2008 Religion

Christians to love without discrimination

By gna

Christians have been urged to love without discrimination.

Reverend Gabriel Akorli of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church gave the exhortation in a sermon at the consecration of four Presbyters of the Ho SSNIT Flats branch of the church on Sunday.

They were Mrs Esther Akua Deku, Mrs Mabel Pearl Amengor, Mr Winston Sedoda Amengor, all retired educations and Ms Mawufemor Ablata Ansah, Headmistress of Mawuko Senior High School, Ho.

Rev Akorli said a distinctive mark of a Christian is the one who loves God and extends that love to all humanity irrespective of who they are or where they come from.

He said this standard has become difficult for many Christians to uphold thereby losing the essence of their faith.

Rev Akorli said too often the weak, poor and people of humble means, who were denied love tended to teach lessons in true love by their willingness to share whatever they have with others, and offer help when everybody else tends to withhold such help from the ones who needed it.

He therefore admonished the new Presbyters to show motherly and fatherly love to all in the church without discrimination.

Rev Alphonse Kwadzo-Kumah, Ho East Presbytery Chairman of the church who consecrated the new Presbyters reminded them of the duties of the Presbyters in the early Christian community.

They are to administer to the sick, teach, encourage the down hearted, be generous and be examples of moral uprightness which were necessary for the spiritual and physical growth of the church and its members.