By Nna Anulumadu

The Chaplain Catholic Chrismatic Renewal Nnobi Region cum parish priest St Paul’s Catholic Church Ideani Rev Fr. Dr. John Nnaemeka on Thursday encouraged faithful to seek for spiritual greatness by emulating the life style of St John the Baptist. His words : ” Today, the Church is celebrating a very great and special saint, whose birthday marks the sixth month to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. When his signs of his greatness began, people started asking ; ‘ What will this child be ?’ And looking at his whole life, you will discover that he is truly a great servant of God.Even Jesus testified about John the Baptist’s greatness in Luke 7:28, when he said; ‘Among those born of woman no one is greater than John ( Matthew 11:11 )”.”This will help us understand why John is the only saint after Christ, whose birth as well as death is celebrated with a solemn feast, even though the Church celebrates the feast of a saint once a year, on the anniversary of death.’ Fr Nnaemeka stated that the secret of John’s greatness is his humble lifestyle, positing that it takes only humility to say what we read about John in Acts 13:25. “We could also see the spirit of humility working inside of John, when he made this statement in John 3:30, ‘He must increase, while I must decrease’.So, my dear friends in Christ, if we too want to be great in life, then, we must seek for John’s intercession, so as to attain the grace of humility.”


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