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7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by tstx(m): 7:48am On Dec 10, 2017
From living an austere life, being versatile to being a source of comfort, There is much our Nigerian pastors can learn from pope francis.
Here are a few of the top lessons our Nigeria pastors can learn from him.

1. Humility is All
Pope Francis’ humble nature has turned heads, as he chooses to live more simply than past Popes. He is a spiritual leader of 1.2 billion catholics yet choose to live a simple life, Pope Francis usually rides in your everyday Ford Focus, instead of using a custom-built car with bulletproof glass. Recently, he auctioned off a $200,000 Lamborghini he received as gift. – Why should he ride in a $200,000 car when there are people who can’t even afford a slippers.
He shows us that we are not to pursue money or prestige. Instead, we should embrace humility and strive to live more like Jesus.
Nigerian pastor showing off his fleet of luxurious cars.
A typical Nigerian daddy pastor doesn’t care about the souls of the gullible Nigerians attending his church, or the number of increasing starving children in Nigeria , all what he cares about is the riches he can amass from them. Thats why some of them are even proud owners of luxurious cars and private jets.

2. Be Simple

On Pope francis his tour to Africa in 2015, as the rest of the world were making noise about security, pope francis was only worried about mosquitoes! Here in my country some daddy pastors are even scared of walking in their own house of wealth also known as church without bodyguards. Talk more of when they leave the church premises.

3. Be a servant
Pope Francis washes the feet of prisoners. Nigerian daddy pastors on the other hand see their congregation as their servants to be used in whatever way they like.

4. Be Versatile

One of the things most of us love about the Pope is his nature to address topics most religious people would rather sweep under the carpet. Homosexuality, sexual abuse, paedophilia etc.
Nigerian pastors, on the other hand, are stuck on the prosperity gospel' Talking always about giving, sowing of seeds and tithing and how it will help you prosper.

5. Be a Source of Comfort

The Pope reaches out to the sick, disabled, deformed, sexually abused, refugees and those hurting. He has hugged people with diseases, kissed the feet of teenagers in a juvenile detention center, allowed a child to sit in his chair while he spoke to a crowd, and made a personal phone call to comfort a rape victim. Wherever he goes or whatever he does he leaves blessings. He is a source of comfort.

Nigerian pastors, on the other hand, aren’t. (Well, they are but only to the wealthy). Most of them see destruction and pain in their path and just walk pass. To them poor people are cursed. If you don’t have anything to offer to then, if you are poor, then you are on your own.

6. Giving is Golden

Pope Francis shows us how to give freely and expect nothing in return. Last year, the Pope auctioned off his motorcycle to fund a soup kitchen. He also started a campaign to install showers in the Vatican for homeless people to use. This year, he auctioned off a $200,000 lamboghini he received as a gift and gave the proceeds to charity.

Pope Francis gives these services to people who cannot give him anything in return except their gratitude..

A typical Nigerian pastor on the other hand would rather take from the little you have in your purse than give you from the many he has in his own purse.

7. Accessibility
Pope Francis is the leader of nearly 1.1 billion Catholics, yet he has made an artful, thoughtful connection to be accessible.
Meanwhile here in Nigeria it’s like our daddy pastors are competing to see who will emerge the winner as the most inaccessible.

http://listwand.com/2017/11/7-things-our-nigerian-pastors-can-learn-from-pope-francis/

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by DancingSkeleton(m): 9:14am On Dec 10, 2017
OP , U no want make dem buy private jets shocked

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Nobody: 9:14am On Dec 10, 2017
Why do MOD normally push rubbish and controversial thread about Christianity to the front-page when they can never try it with Islam or muslims

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by WunderGist: 9:14am On Dec 10, 2017
Continue
Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by bboyZ: 9:14am On Dec 10, 2017
shocked

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Gkay1(m): 9:15am On Dec 10, 2017
life na per head

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by anonimi: 9:15am On Dec 10, 2017

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by felixomor: 9:16am On Dec 10, 2017
While u write these things,
Know that the annual budget of vatican is running into 400 million dollars
Just for one year.

You can add that to your post.
So that the Nigerian pastors u are blasting can also copy that.

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by adeoba2008(m): 9:16am On Dec 10, 2017
That's nice.

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by franklypaen: 9:17am On Dec 10, 2017
*yawns*
Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by itsRhamzy: 9:18am On Dec 10, 2017
profolaolu:
Why do MOD normally rubbish and controversial thread about Christianity to the front-page when they can never try it with Islam or muslims

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by mujahid777(m): 9:20am On Dec 10, 2017
8.How to sanctify boys an*ses
Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Hiccups: 9:20am On Dec 10, 2017
shocked

Not until most followers stop deifying this category of humans
Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by sukafia(m): 9:20am On Dec 10, 2017
Indeed our pastors can learn from Pope Francis.

Meanwhile, we should learn from them. You can join the live stream of Nigerian churches via https://livefromnaija.com/church

Just click the church you want to stream live in the list of churches
Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Kelklein(m): 9:20am On Dec 10, 2017
This dude looks like one of those biblical characters drawn by the Jehovah Witness.

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by AdaIhiala(f): 9:20am On Dec 10, 2017
Did they tell you that it's servitude that they came for? Don't you know that it's an incorporated business, plc, Ltd? Eh? Biko don't use blues spoil their one corner dance.

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Iam4Atiku2019: 9:20am On Dec 10, 2017
I think their God is capable of judging them.

Even if you do not believe in a god, you should believe in fate or posterity or Karma. And be rest assured that any of the aforementioned will handle them accordingly.

Do what is right to you always and do your best to effect a positive change on the world.

But remember, Right or Wrong are relative to individuals. It could be right to you, yet wrong and same goes the other way.

Happy Sunday Nairalanders.

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Nwodosis(m): 9:22am On Dec 10, 2017
profolaolu:
Why do MOD normally rubbish and controversial thread about Christianity to the front-page when they can never try it with Islam or muslims

The enemies of Truth, your own idea of Christianity is hearing what will please you.

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Northernonyenku(m): 9:22am On Dec 10, 2017
felixomor:
While u write these things,
Know that the annual budget of vatican is running into 400 million dollars
Just for one year.

You can add that to your post.
So that the Nigerian pastors u are blasting can also copy that.
do u know the population of the Vatican City? Oga budget..budgetina

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Hemzhy(m): 9:23am On Dec 10, 2017
God bless The Roman Catholic Mission.. #ProudlyCatholic

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Pavore9: 9:25am On Dec 10, 2017
felixomor:
While u write these things,
Know that the annual budget of vatican is running into 400 million dollars
Just for one year.

You can add that to your post.
So that the Nigerian pastors u are blasting can also copy that.

The budget for the Pope or Vatican as a Country?

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Nobody: 9:26am On Dec 10, 2017
I went to a church in asokoro Abuja I won't mention the name!! The pastor was talking about the shoe he got for some thousands of dollars and I was in d congregation!! And I said to myself God am in d wrong place!!! I fear for Nigerian churches!! Most Nigerians think pastors would solve their problems but believe me if you humbly pray, fast, worship him without even going to church!! Once in every month take money, food to the less privileged!! You r good!! This pastors are very rich!! But because they put fear in you!! You most always believe what they say!! I see them as motivational speakers!! undecided undecided

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Donjazzy12(m): 9:31am On Dec 10, 2017
tstx:


http://listwand.com/2017/11/7-things-our-nigerian-pastors-can-learn-from-pope-francis/
The pope is not a Christian please. We do not worship the same God. He is an occultist, because no genuine Christian can ever fault Trump from moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem and declaring same the capital of Isreal.

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Donjazzy12(m): 9:32am On Dec 10, 2017
He is also a supporter of homosexuality.

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by money121(m): 9:32am On Dec 10, 2017
Ok

Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Nobody: 9:38am On Dec 10, 2017
This one is Pope while the other ones are General Overseers who oversee only tithe and offerings. undecided

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by FunkyAlhaji2015: 9:39am On Dec 10, 2017
felixomor:
While u write these things,
Know that the annual budget of vatican is running into 400 million dollars
Just for one year.

You can add that to your post.
So that the Nigerian pastors u are blasting can also copy that.
Vatican has a budget of billions of dollars with a third of that money coming to Africa and South America in aids and support.

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Ralo(m): 9:39am On Dec 10, 2017
profolaolu:
Why do MOD normally rubbish and controversial thread about Christianity to the front-page when they can never try it with Islam or muslims



E pain am grin

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Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by Nobody: 9:39am On Dec 10, 2017
Nwodosis:

The enemies of Truth, your own idea of Christianity is hearing what will please you.
What are U saying am I talking about this one
Re: 7 Things Our Nigerian Pastors Can Learn From Pope Francis by safarigirl(f): 9:40am On Dec 10, 2017
Donjazzy12:

The pope is not a Christian please. We do not worship the same God. He is an occultist, because no genuine Christian can ever fault Trump from moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem and declaring same the capital of Isreal.
your brain is too one sided to reason that such a move could even lead to political instability and insecurity in that region

And wherever you have instability and insecurity, it reverberates around the whole world....look at Libya, just because they removed Gaddafi, Libyans are bow selling fellow Africans and you can feel it in Nigeria, Somalia, Benin which has citizens that have been sold...do you know what will become of those people?

The Pope is preaching peace and that idiot Trump decides to make a move that will not foster peace and the only thing your myopic mind can see is your religion

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