The bishop told the worshippers that the needy in the church is the best ground for them to sow.
He said alms given to the northern folks who beg by the road side is a wasted seed.
“You begin with the household of faith, especially, that means in comparison, the needy in the church is the best ground for you to sow in giving to the needy, not the Malams by the roadside. That is by the wayside. The birds of the air will come and chop (sic) it,” he said.
“The early church only prayed for by the roadside, they didn’t give them anything. They give to the poor in the church. I’ve always said it, the first person to say ‘I beg you in the name of Jesus’, I will take him up as a responsibility. ’I beg you please give me to eat’, if he said ‘in Jesus’ name’, I’ll know it’s one of the brethren.
“So I’ll pick him up and wash him clean and nurture him and feed him and give him a reason for living. But not ‘I beg you in the name of Allah’, no way, no way, no way.”
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