‘Greed, Selfishness Impede Progress’

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Catholic Church of Liberia Archbishop Lewis Zeigler has spoken against several immoral attitudes undermining the progress of Liberia.

He named greed, selfishness, hatred, and corruption as vices hindering the progress of the country.

Therefore, Archbishop Zeigler has called on every Liberian irrespective of status to desist from these vices in order to move the country forward.

The Catholic priest made the assertion on Friday, April 12, when he served as keynote speaker at the National Fast and Prayer Day service held at the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia.

The program, which was under the auspices of the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC), was attended by an array of government officials, clergymen from different denominations and Christians.

It was held for members of the religious community and Liberians from all walks of life to offer prayers for mercy upon the country, amidst difficult circumstances.

Deliberating on the theme: “Why Should We fast?” Bishop Zeigler underscored the need for Liberians to humble themselves through repentance so the nation could recover from its present struggles.

“When a nation and its people start to experience a breakdown in its system, it is time to turn to God with a change of mind se we can experience healing. We must seriously examine ourselves,” he stated.

He mentioned that the lack of respect for constituted authorities is another problem that Liberians must address.

“We insult each other— including our leaders— through the media. We need to stop if we are to move forward as a people,” he said.

“This issue of corruption is not only with government, but can be seen in nearly every sector of the country. It is found in the church, the family and market places as well,” he added.

The Catholic Bishop concluded by calling for Liberians to continue to help the needy in their respective communities.

Meanwhile, speaking at the occasion, the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, called on Liberians to love one another.

“I wish to thank all citizens, including Muslims and members of the Christians community, for praying for the country. As a people, we can only live in unity provided there is love among us,” she concluded.

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