Christmas Message| Golding prays for unity in Jamaica, end to global wars
In his 2023 Christmas message, Mark Golding, the leader of the People’s National Party, reminded Jamaicans of the true essence of the season.
Emphasising the significance of unity within Jamaica, Golding extended his heartfelt prayers for global peace, expressing concern for the adverse effects of ongoing wars on vulnerable and defenceless civilians worldwide.
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As we Jamaicans gather with loved ones and friends, exchange gifts and share meals to celebrate the Christmas Season, we are reminded of the importance of family values and caring for others, and the strength we find in coming together as a nation in unity.
Christmas is a time to embrace the spirit of generosity and compassion and to extend a helping hand to those who reach out for help and those we know may be facing a hard time in their lives. So, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, born in a manger with no crib for a bed, let the true meaning of Christmas shine through by reaching out to one another in kindness and solidarity.
In the spirit of Christmas, we recognise that, despite our differences, we are all part of one family with the common goal of witnessing the progress of Jamaica.
We are also part of humanity and a global community, so we pray for peace and an end to the wars and conflicts that are impacting vulnerable and defenceless civilians across the world.
I wish to use this opportunity of the Christmas Season to extend a special word of gratitude to those who have tirelessly served our Jamaican family throughout the year. Our healthcare workers, teachers, police officers, soldiers and firefighters, and all those who work for the well-being of our society, deserve our heartfelt appreciation. Their dedication and sacrifice must never be taken for granted.
I wish my entire Jamaican family a Christmas filled with love, joy and peace. As we cherish these moments spent with loved ones, let us draw inspiration from the birth of Jesus Christ to face the future with renewed hope and optimism.
Let the spirit of Christmas guide us toward a future where unity triumphs over division, and where our collective efforts propel Jamaica to becoming a better, more just and caring society.
Merry Christmas Jamaica.
– Opposition Leader Mark Golding