Powell explained that it is always important to remember the reason for the Christmas celebration, and the sacrifices made by Jesus Christ. He added that the “sacrifice” was about giving and caring, so that “we” would have a second chance of eternal life.
“If it is one lesson we must learn and one that we ought to share with our children, it is that Christmas should not be about self, but rather about the genuine care and love we have for others, especially those whose fortunes may not be as promising as others,” Powell said.
Powell urged everyone to re-commit themselves to the service of their fellow men, adding that “Christmas time” must be about “opening our hearts” and un-wrapping gifts of love, understanding and compassion.
“The great novelist Oren Arnold once suggested that when it comes to Christmas gifts – give forgiveness to your enemy; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to a customer, service; to all, charity; to every child, a good example and to yourself, respect,” Powell said.
The political candidate further implored that all residents of Central Basseterre and the country as a whole, should reach out and touch the life of at least one person in need this Christmas Season.
“Take a little from the lot you may have, and give something to the elderly, the shut-in, the poor, and the struggling family next door. Sometimes love comes in small packages and many times, small gestures are massive in the gratitude felt,” Powell noted.
Powell said as a hopeful candidate, he has pursued the principle of “People Caring for People”, adding that he believes in the dedication of his service to others and to also embrace the confidence that for them and thousands more nation-wide, “Better Days are Coming!”
“Merry Christmas, a safe and enjoyable Sugar mas 43, and a bright and prosperous New Year when through the Unity of our people better days will be coming,” Powell concluded.