‘Wee’ cannot solve problems – Catholic Priest
Rev Fr Ayovor
The Parish Priest of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Ashaiman, Rev. Fr Ignatius Ayivor (SVD), has cautioned against the use of drugs and alcohol in troubled times because that would not solve the problems.
He observed that over the years, many have failed to see that after the substance leave their system, they were confronted with the same realities they wanted to run away from.
Delivering his homily, Rev. Fr Ayivor said it was disturbing how deep people have gone into the use of harmful drugs and have become addicted.
“Some people cannot live without ‘wee’ and are always looking for some to buy and smoke but it cannot save you,” he cautioned.
He said some people had become victims of substance abuse because they spoke to the wrong people for help during their difficult moments.
He told the congregation to look up to God for solutions to their problems and not allow people to lead them astray.
“Pain could come in the physical, psychological, emotional and other ways which affect everyone. Even Jesus Christ experienced pain for the purposes of saving you and me,” he said.
He said in life, one has to lose something to gain something but during that period, a person has to be careful about how he or she handles the period so that their spiritual lives are not compromised.
Rev. Fr. Ayivor said God was an ever-present help so He should always be the first to run to for help and He would provide support to deal with that period of life.
From Dzifa Tetteh Tay, Ashaiman