Cleric reminds youths of responsibility to aged parents


Onna, Akwa Ibom.

Mr David Udonsek, Superintendent, Christ Army Church, City of David Cathedral, Ikot Ebidang in Onna, Akwa Ibom, has tasked Nigerian youths to take care of their aged parents.

Udonsek offered the counsel in an interview with newsmen during the 3rd National Conference of the Church in Onna, on Wednesday.

The sermon with the theme: “Parents Are Gates And Doors of Life”, was delivered at the conference.

Udonsek cautioned Nigerian youths against abandoning their parents at old age as such attitude usually reflect negatively on the larger society and on such children.

“A man’s door is shut immediately he or she abandons his parents.

“Children must catter for their parents because it is their responsibility to do that. In doing so, they are just reciprocating what the parents did for them from infancy into adulthood.

“Parents are gates through which everyone passes through, into this world; during labour, if a woman decides to close her legs, the child will not come out.

“Until a mother’s body is open, babies cannot find their way out into the world, either through womanhood or Caesarian


“To castigate your parents as witches and wizards could cause a blockage to one’s destiny. It is a secret we have neglected. Our parents need our care just as they cattered for us during our childhood,” he said.

He advised youths to live for their parents in order to avoid walking in the dark.

He regretted that the neglect of parents was among the worst problems confronting Christian families.

He regretted that pride, self-centeredness, egoism and other bad tendencies were destroyjng the society, and particularly wondered why people would blame their parents for their

failures in life.

“Seeing one’s parents as problems is the beginning of more problems for one,” he said.


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