Christmas Message from the Leader of the Opposition

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 21, 2017 – Providenciales – The birth of Christ should be a time of consecrated celebration to all who believe the miracle of salvation made possible by his immaculate birth.   In appearing to the shepherds the night of Jesus’ birth the angel said, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord – Luke 2:10-11.   It is right that we should rejoice in the redemptive opportunity Jesus birth, death and resurrection provide.   It was never intended that the birth of Christ should be an opportunity for commercial exploitation, unnecessary expenditure and excessive revelry all of which bring self-inflicted consequences when the festivities are over.  In His sermon on the mount which contains the Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer, He speaks to us of prayer, justice, care for the needy, religion, family life, fasting, judging other people, salvation, and much more.   He appeals to us to engage in selfless love for our fellowmen, to forgive that we may be forgiven.The recent devastating storms have left many hurting in diverse ways.   My appeal is that we should all show compassion at this special time of the year in as much as to do so will spread goodwill and good cheer, but more importantly, in the spirit of the ultimate giver let us love our neighbours as ourselves by practical demonstration of that love through giving, whether it be material, moral or psychological support.May God bless us all and may he continue to bless our Turks and Caicos Islands.A very Merry Christmas to all, and a healthy and prosperous New Year! Related Items:last_img

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