Christians urged to help those in need


CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN ASKED not to turn a blind eye to those who may be suffering.

If they do so, says Reverend Frank Gill, they are working against the will of God, who requires His followers to be cheerful givers.

“Christians are not only committed to visiting the sick. The work of discipleship involves not only visiting the sick, or performing half-heartedly one function of the church. Discipleship means that we make a conscious decision to share equally; giving and not holding back; it belongs to He who gives it.”

The Anglican cleric added: “Some of us may hear a cry for help, either on the street or in the church. But ignoring the call from wherever that call may come in the church or on the street, we are ignoring the cry of one or more of society’s victims.”

Gill was delivering the sermon yesterday at St Mary’s Anglican Church that was attended by past and present staff members of the Nation Publishing Co. Limited, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary.

The priest also acknowledged that life might be tough for many people, but he urged them to keep hope alive.

Nation Group Chief Executive Officer Anthony Shaw made a financial donation to the Bridgetown church. (TG)

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