Some 1000 persons on Sunday 27th February 2022 joined Choves Loh and wife to count the blessings of 30 years of their marriage. The Pearl anniversary in matrimony was celebrated by the Archbishop of Bamenda, His Grace, Andrew Fuanya Nkea at the Regina Pacis Mission station church, Ndamukong, Bamenda. It was a rare moment for colleague journalists, family and the Christian community that filed out to cheer and celebrate marriage, the product of love. It was equally a moment to come face to face with a man of God, Archbishop Nkea who excels in inspiring sermons.
Drawing inspiration from Luke 6:39 - 45, the Archbishop told faithful that a blind can't lead a blind.He called on worshippers to accept their limitations in life because not everyone has the same gifts and talents but everyone's gift counts in society. He further said, true leadership is about servitude and not lording over others. Not everyone is born to be a leader, don't force it, if you know its not in you, else you will lead others to shamble.
He stressed that a disciple can never be superior to his Master. The Bishop said that humility is key. The Man of God urged all to respect and honor all those who helped you grow. He preached against unrealistic criticisms. Wise people, he said, rather work to handle their weaknesses.
In all, the homily addressed the wider need of family for a stable society. To hear him, “Healthy marriages and Strong families serve society by bringing forth healthy children and maturing young adults, by being a rich source of support for others in time of crisis and a role model worth emulating for younger generations. Stable families, he said, are the first and best answer to many of the personal and social consequences of hardship and deprivation today. Families are often best placed to respond to those needs. No intelligent government can continue to ignore the urgent priority of giving support and practical encouragement to marriage and family stability as the first response to growing social needs.”
He saluted Choves and wife for demonstrating that faith is not an impediment to love. He wished them well as respectively, a Non Catholic and Catholic showcasing values of love and a family life that inspires hope in ecumenism.
Choves Loh, the Author of the Book, " Ugly Journalism" is the Head the North West office of the National Printing and Publishing Corporation, SOPECAM. His wife, Esther has served as an Agricultural Engineer. She is currently into humanitarian activities and Author of a Special publication on Stress.
By VictoryMarshal Ayafor Basang
(The States Lady)