By Rahab Kuria
ABUJA, JULY 27, 2021 (CISA)- “….the power to end the hunger and suffering of other people lies in our ability to share the little we have. We often forget how far-reaching the little we each possess shared generously can satisfy the needs of other people,” Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja said on Sunday July 25, while leading Mass at St. Luke’s parish, Kubwa to celebrate the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
“The problem in Nigeria is not whether we have resources to share, but the willingness to share them fairly, honestly and charitably… We assume that it is the task for the government or the United Nations or NGOs; but a lot can be done with our little if we focus on the person in need and the intention rather than the quantity of what is available,” Archbishop Kaigama said in his homily.
The Archbishop reiterated the Holy Father’s call to care for the elderly saying, “As Christ continues caring for us in the Eucharist and in His Word, and so must we continue caring for one another. This spirit of caring and giving is more urgent today as we celebrate the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, established by Pope Francis.”
“Grandparents and the elderly are a source of wisdom. By passing on their knowledge, morals and values, they play a great role in the formation of a decent society. They are a strong link between the past, the present and the future,” he said adding they can teach Nigerians how to heal the wounded humanity, in a nation where selfishness, corruption, spate of crime and insecurity deprive many of the basic necessities of life.