Nigerian Catholic priest, Fr. Kelvin Ugwu, has advised people to not be intimidated by the excessive display of wealth they see on social media but rather be proud of their legitimate hustle.
The Malawi-based clergyman who gave this advice in a Facebook post noted that people do imaginary things to make money, so one should be careful of the blessings they tap into.
He urged people to take pride in their sincere and upright labour no matter how little the income might be.
In his words,
“The person you are envious of and tapping from her blessings because you saw her driving a Range Rover car might be sleeping with dogs to make money. The lady you are jealous of and asking God questions on why he is yet to bless you with estates and money might be a scammer like Ovaioza
The guy that everybody in your village is hailing, the one that brought G-wagon to the village, the same person you are wishing to even be his house boy because of the money he kept spraying in any event he is invited to might be a ritualist or an Internet fraudster.
You don’t need to envy anyone or be jealous of anyone on this street. Don’t look down on your self and your labour simply because other people are posting pictures of being in posh places.
Take pride in your sincere and upright labour no matter how little the income might be. As Galatians 6:4 says: but everyone is to examine his own achievements, and then he will confine his boasting to his own achievements, not comparing them with anybody else’s.”
See his post below,