Nigerian youths have been advised to shun noise, especially with the use of Global System for Mobile (GSM) tool, like the mobile handsets.
Giving this advice, the Director, St. Joseph Priory, St. Jude’s Catholic Parish, Mafoluku, Oshodi-Lagos, Rev. Fr. Vincent Chidube Ubili OP, at homily last Sunday, said that noise has three aspects, which has been increased with the advent of GSM in the country.
He said that noise’s tripod aspects include scientific, societal and spiritual, defining noise as undesired sound by recipient.
According to him, with the rise of vehicle and bike horns as well as musical and GSM noise, saying these have contributed immensely in distraction of human growth.
“Noise is a big threat to human well being, thus same threat to spiritual growth,” he said, stressing that God is constantly speaking to every one of his creature, but “we need serene environment to hear God or even converse with God.”
He pointed out that life nowadays is now centred on noise-based infrastructure.
“Life in modern world is now around noise with the help of scientists,” he declared.
The clergy said that the use of ear phones due to avalanche of mobile handsets, especially on the major roads by the youths is wrong as this could cause vehicular accident.
“Use of earphones along the road is a wrong attitude because it could lead to accident,” he said.
Fr. Ubili advised the youths particularly to shun the use of earpiece from their GSM phones so as to not damage their ear drums.
Noise, he said, could distract them from making progress in life and capable of living up to the expectation of God in their lives.
He described noise as the most obstacles against human development, deriving his homily from the gospel of Matthew 14: 22-33, saying that man must be focused at all times to advance in life.
For the cyclists, Fr. Ubili said they should desist from using horns commensurate to their motorcycles.Remmy Nweke
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