Choose Love Over Hatred – Peller urges Christians on Easter

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A member of the House of Representatives at the ninth Assembly, Honourable Shina Peller, has urged all to choose love over hatred, peace over violence and good over evil in the spirit of Easter.

Honourable Peller, who is the Ayedero of Yorubaland, made this call on Sunday while congratulating Christians on the occasion of the 2024 Easter celebration.

The former lawmaker stressed that Easter symbolizes victory over loss, forgiveness, love over hatred, gain over pain, joy over sadness, peace over violence as well as good over evil.

Also, the Oke Ogun-born businessman cum politician urged all to embrace all the good things that Jesus Christ represented which he said include peace, love, humility, forgiveness, tolerance, patience and charity.

In the same vein, he enjoined everyone to reach out to the needy, rekindle the hope of the hopeless and touch lives positively in whatever way they can during and after Easter.

The statement read in full:

“Happy Easter to my Christian friends and fans both at home and in the diaspora. To God be the glory for witnessing the moment.

“Easter symbolizes victory over loss, forgiveness over sin, love over hatred, gain over pain, hope over hopelessness, joy over distress, belief over disbelief, peace over violence and good over evil. So, as you celebrate, I urge you all to embrace all the good things that Easter represents as true followers of Jesus Christ (Peace be unto him).

“In addition, always remember that Jesus Christ, who was the main reason for Easter celebration, represented and preached peace throughout his lifetime. His act of humility, forgiveness, tolerance, charity, patience and love for humanity knew no bound and should be emulated by all, irrespective of our religious status.

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“Importantly, in whatever way we can, let’s spread love around, reach out to the needy, put smiles on the faces of the depressed, rekindle the hope of the hopeless, and touch lives positively during this Easter celebration and even after. May God make it possible for us. Amen.

“Once again, I wish everyone of you a fantastic Easter celebration and May we witness many more on earth. Amen.”

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