Christians must lead exemplary lives – Very Rev Fr Filton-Mensah
By Sis Cynthia Prah
THE Holy Spirit Cathedral Administrator , Very Rev. Fr Samuel Filton-Mensah, has urged Christians to lead exemplary lives where ever they find themselves.
The show of leadership, he said, must include leading, encouraging, adapting to situations, delegating responsibilities, empathising and respecting other people.
“It is when we do these that we draw people onto ourselves and to God,” he said.
Very Rev. Fr Filton-Mensah made the call in a homily at the thanksgiving mass of the 31st Supreme Knight of the Knights of Marshall, Sir Kt Ernest Amoako-Arhen at the Holy Spirit Cathedral last Sunday.
The Mass was preceded by an inspection of a guard of honour mounted by a contingent of brothers and sisters of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall.
The main celebrant of the Mass was Very Rev. Fr Francis John Louis, former Administrator of the Holy Spirit Cathedral with Sir Kt. Bro. Monsignor Hillary Senoo, Very Rev. Samuel Filton-Mensah, Cathedral Administrator, Very Rev. Francis Bawuah, a Chaplain of the Accra West Regional Council and Bro. Rev. Fr James Bour-Mensah, a lecturer of St. Hubert Seminary, Kumasi, assisting.
No show of power
Dwelling on the theme “Leadership”, Fr Filton-Mensah noted that showing respect for and encouraging the people they led was critical to the success of every leader.
He said people had natural talents to be called leaders, especially when they found themselves in a group.
That, he said, also required that leaders did not stifle or repress the talents under their leadership.
Very Rev. Samuel Filton-Mensah prayed for God’s guidance for the leadership of the Noble Order and its members and expressed the hope that the Noble Order would continue to be relevant to the Holy Mother, the Catholic Church.
He called on the leadership of the Noble Order to continue to be guided by the principle of leadership in steering the affairs of the Noble Order.
He congratulated the Supreme Knight and prayed that through his leadership, many more would embrace the Catholic Church and the Noble Order.
After the Mass, Sir Kt. Bro. Ernest Amoako-Arhen received Papal Blessing from the Holy Sea to mark his installation as the Supreme Knight.
He also received a citation from the Accra West Regional Council and Court in appreciation of his contribution to the growth of the Regional Council and Court.
In a presentation, Sir Kt. Bro. Ernest Amoako-Arhen said the Noble Order would continue to pursue the underlining objectives of the Noble Order espoused on unity, charity, fraternity and service and entreated parishioners who were still sitting on the fence to consider joining the Noble Order.
To mark the occasion, Sir Kt. Bro. Ernest Amoako-Arhen presented 70 robes to the Holy Spirit Cathedral Choir and chasubles to the participating members of the clergy.
Picture shows Very Rev. Fr. Samuel Filton-Mensah presenting the Papal Blessing from Pope Francis to Sir Kt Ernest Amoako-Arhen.