Pastor Gideon Dagunduro, the Zonal Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Gwagwalada, Abuja, has called on Christians to use the Christmas celebrations to talk to God in prayers and show love to the less privileged in the society.
Dagunduro, who made the call in an interview with Vanguard, said that Christmas was not about eating rice alone.
The Pastor said that if Christians truly feared God, they will, on Christmas day, extend hands of charity to the less privileged and spend according to their means. He said that although the current recession appears to hamper Christmas preparations and reduce the tempo of the celebration, Nigerians should be optimistic the situation will change for the better in the coming year.
“The only thing we can do is to talk to God, and let’s cut our coat according to our cloth. “Christmas is not about eating rice. It’s about showing love and remembering the less privileged. Therefore, we should not do more than our power. “Christ was born in a manger. The recession is like our manger. We need to get used to it, and with God on our side, 2017 will be bright and prosperous for this country” he said.