Saturday, March 30, 2013

"Good can win if we hold strong to our beliefs in what is right": Jack Warner

This year our nation is blessed that three major religious sects in our cosmopolitan society are observing spiritual occasions all at the same time. 

The Christian community celebrates Easter; the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Our Hindu brothers and sisters celebrate the festival of Phagwa or Holi; the triumph of Prince Prahalad over his egotistical father King Hiranya-Kasapu and his evil aunt Holika. 

The Spiritual Shouter Baptist community observes Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day; the recognition of their rights to freely practice their religion.

It is yet another occasion to cherish the diversity of our culture, the harmony with which we co-exist and how fortunate we are to share in so many experiences and traditions at the same time in the small place – something that not many other countries have.

What is of particular significance is that all three observances share the theme of renewal and rebirth, and the conquering of challenges to faith. 

Christ triumphed over physical death to bring the promise of a new life. Prahalad vanquished the evil forces that had conspired to kill him because of his virtuous beliefs. And Shouter Baptists defeated the forces of oppression and victimization, ensuring the survival of their way of life.

Each of these three faiths reminds us that good can win if we hold strong to our beliefs in what is right. They remind us that hope must be kept alive. And that even when things seem to be at their lowest there can still be a turn around.

This message of hope is very much relevant to our society as we battle the numerous manifestations of evil and destruction that are plaguing us today. Whether it is crime, economic hardship or other forms of strife, we can overcome it if we resolve in our hearts never to quit. 

On behalf of the United National Congress and our Political Leader The Honourable Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, I wish each and every one a happy and blessed “Holy Weekend”. 

I also wish to issue a reminder to the national population that in whatever way they chose to spend this weekend, the need for caution and safety should not be disregarded.

Jack Warner, Chairman - United National Congress (UNC)

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