“Now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Corinthians 13:13
Fellow Grenadians, friends, visitors, well-wishers all…
Christmas is arguably the most timeless holiday in the history of the world. The tradition has endured for thousands of years, but the significance of the Holiday has never been lost in the hearts and minds of people.
Christmas reminds us to count our many blessings, stay in faith and live with hope, even when the day is not always as bright as we would want it to be.
Here in our beautiful part of the world, we must never fail, at Christmas or any other time, to be grateful for the lives that we live, for the peace, stability, safety and freedoms that we enjoy and sometimes take for granted.
Our forefathers cultivated and left for us a legacy of peace that though tested through time, endures to today, and is mirrored in our actions and through the eyes of our people, particularly our children.
It is my hope that as adults, we continue to foster in our children the true meaning of Christmas; that we continue to model and raise them in the virtues of faith, hope and love for our neighbour – the same love for each other that Jesus Christ came to this Earth to show us.
This holiday season; let us ensure that we spread good tidings all around this Nation – inclusive of our brothers and sisters in hospitals, homes and prisons. Let us reach out to those in need. Let us welcome them in our homes, in our hearts and at our tables.
Let us remember our senior citizens on whose backs this Nation was built. Let us extend a hand to them and show how much we love, appreciate and care for them.
As I wish everyone a wonderful season, I express a special greeting to our public servants – our security personnel, health personnel, fire fighters, teachers, medical practitioners, and all those who are engaged in essential services and who will be working over the holidays.
A special greeting goes out to our brothers and sisters in our Diaspora communities: wherever you are, whether in the freezing cold, or in more tropical climates. We wish for you a holiday season that depicts the true Grenadian spirit.
I encourage everyone to exercise safety in all you do, as much as is possible.
I thank everyone, particularly our Social Partners and the many people who are making sacrifices in the name of nation-building.
Together, we have made great strides in development, and together, each of us will achieve more.
To all: have a very Merry Christmas and let us all look forward to a brighter and more prosperous New Year.