Christmas celebration must profoundly be spiritual, religious – Rev. Frimpong

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Christians have been advised not to dwell on the social dimensions of feasting, which have increasingly over-shadowed the spiritual significance of Christmas.

The Reverend Samuel Kwasi Frimpong, Oforikrom District Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, said commercial activities had, in recent times, dwindled the significance of the celebration, which is profoundly spiritual or religious.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi after a sermon on the birth of Christ at the Victory Congregation of the Presbyterian Church at Oforikrom, he indicated that the celebration of Christmas and the New Year was an opportunity for taking stock, making resolutions and giving thanks to the Almighty God.

It was also a time to recall God’s love and renew our resolve to love as Christ has loved us.

“In this season we express love by sharing our resources,” he noted and urged well-meaning Christians to share with others, especially the needy.

Rev Frimpong urged Ghanaians not only to pray for peace and sing for goodwill but must also walk the talk with hymns and prayers.

“Political leaders and their followers should not do anything to jeopardize the peace Ghana is enjoying, they must rather express generosity and love towards one another.”

Peace, he said, entailed unity and Christmas which celebrated peace among people, called for unity as well as taking stock of the extent of unity among families, churches, communities, corporate organizations and the nation as a whole.

Rev Frimpong pointed out that peace and unity would be a mirage if Ghanaians failed to promote justice at all levels of nation-building.

Each citizen should be given what was due them, and those responsible for the distribution of resources of the nation guaranteed it was done equitably, he explained.

Rev Frimpong said another deep spiritual significance of Christmas was the message of humility which was necessary to one’s spiritual growth.

He counselled that the offer of God’s salvation should re-echo in Christian’s hearts and minds at every Christmas.

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