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As Christians Begin Lent

As Christians Begin Lent today a 200 Level Student of Department of Journalism at NTA Television College, Jos, Luka Retle Kumbet, wrote in this piece.

By Luka Retle Kumbet

As the Presidential election in Nigeria is few days away, Christian faithful should use this period of Lent pray for peace in the country.

The scripture says, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.”

There is, therefore, the need for Christians to do away with any negative activity while observing the Lent, especially as the period coincides with election process.

We should remember that the Lent was solely established on the encounter Jesus Christ had during his days on Earth.

A cross section of Chatholic faithful in a Church.

Christians honor the 40 days and nights following Christ’s baptism when he went into the wilderness without water and food and was tempted by Satan.

During that time Christ did what we are doing today when we fast and wrestle with temptation.

This was not the first fast; Biblical figures often fasted when petitioning God for something important.

All Christians in Nigeria and the world over may the Lord give you the strength to meet the religious obligation.


Retle Luka Kumbet, wrote in from Jos, Plateau State.

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