The Peoples Progressive Party has extended best wishes as Guyanese prepare to celebrate Christmas tomorrow. The party called on Guyanese to unite as it reflected on the significance of Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ. Below is the party’s full Christmas message:
The season of Yuletide is here, a time when families gather in affectionate embrace, friends and neighbours warmly share the joy of the season by celebrating in different ways. Our children especially look forward to the treats, the gifts, and of course the special dishes. It is in this spirit, that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) extends Christmas greetings to all Guyanese and more particularly our brothers and sisters in the Christian Community.
The birth of the Christ child, was meant to revive hope, turn sorrows and mourning into celebration, knowing that the world would no longer be in darkness because that bright star did appear to guide mankind to new hope. In the journey of Jesus’ life from abject poverty and a mere unknown; born in manger, to a life of becoming an ineffable figure he crossed barriers, broke down walls of prejudice, embraced the outcasts, defended the voiceless and engaged the powerful and by doing so, he brought salvation to the whole world.
Our wish is that in this season, our elderly, differently-abled, and underprivileged will be specially remembered, and in our caring and sharing, our arms be extended to even the stranger. In the true Guyanese spirit, as a multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious society, the message of love is apt.
The People’s Progressive Party/Civic joins with all Guyanese in the celebration of the birth of the Christ child, while reflecting on its true meaning and significance. Merry Christmas!