BASSETERRE St. Kitts - LEADER of the Opposition the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzel Douglas has called on the people of St. Kitts and Nevis to celebrate the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and his message of enduring love, compassion, courage and empathy during the Christmas season.
In his national speech for Christmas Day, Dr. Douglas said it is his hope that people commit to prayers that would exhibit better virtues in the interactions with friends, family, neighbors and even strangers.
“Love, for our fellow men and compatriots. Compassion for those in need, such as the sick, the elderly, disabled and the poor. Courage to stand up in the face of injustice and the abuses of those to whom we have entrusted position and power. Empathy for those experiencing tremendous difficulty in these hard times - whether it is those struggling to find an affordable place to call home; or those who have to choose between buying food or paying a utility bill or filling their prescriptions. Too many of our countrymen and women are faced with big problems and need solutions now.”
He called on both citizens and residents to be their brothers and sisters keeper in the festive times by extending a helping hand, a warm plate of food or other acts of kindness to those who are in need.
“In the Holy Bible, in Mathew Chapter 20 verses 26 to 28, Christ admonished us that ‘Whoever would be great among you, must be your servant…even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many’. This is the true Spirit of Christmas that was exemplified by the life of Jesus Christ, a true servant leader, which set the standard of Divine purpose for each and every one of us and, most especially, our leaders.”
Dr. Douglas used his message to also reiterate his recent announcement of his party’s NEXTGENSKN elections promises.
“This package aims to ease the burdens of those families that are breaking under the burden of a high cost of living, as well as to stimulate our small businesses and to create a new class of entrepreneurs.
“This is my way of saying thank you, because it is all about you, the beloved people of St. Kitts and Nevis. This is my way of doing my part in bringing joy and peace to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis so that you might all abound in hope, opportunity and prosperity,
as we face the dawning of a new iconic year, 2020.”