The Right Reverend Professor Osei Safo-Kantanka, Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, has advised Ghanaians not to give in to cynicism but to remain steadfast in the believe that there are better things ahead.
He said they should pray fervently to God to shower his blessing on the nation and strengthen the leadership to take good and bold decisions to develop the country.
Delivering a sermon on Christmas day, under the theme: “Christ the Saviour is Born”, Bishop Safo-Kantanka said Jesus Christ was born to save mankind and urged Christians to proclaim the Gospel and turn people away from evil.
He invited all religious bodies to join hands and pray unceasingly to God to implant peace in the hearts of the political leaders in neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire to allow for diplomatic settlement of the dispute election.
At the Bantama Presbyterian Church, the Rev Alexander Adu Sekyere called on Christians to endeavour to foster inter-religious harmony to sustain the peace in the country.
He said they should also be tolerant and shun discrimination in all its forms since no one was “beyond God’s mercy.”
Rev Sekyere said Christmas was a perfect period to ponder on the significance of the birth of Christ and the renewal of faith in Christ.
He expressed worry that many of them appear in recent times to be losing their focus, becoming more inclined towards worldly possessions to the neglect of spiritual growth.
“They need to retrace their way to their Creator and the time is now” he added.