As Liberians join the rest of the world to celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ come Friday, December 25, Liberty Party political leader Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, is urging Liberians to reconcile with one another and commit to make Liberia a better place.
He says the birth of Jesus Christ represents a message of hope, reaching out to all, especially the sick, the hungry, and the troubled. “This is the season when man is reconciled unto God, when we reconcile with each other, and commit to make Liberia a place that we can all call home. This is indeed the period when together we strive to be better, and find a way to give all a sense of hope.”
He says in spite of religious differences, Christmas is generally a period of renewal and a time of hope. “We pray that this Holiday Season will be a chance for us to live out the mission of Christ—bridging our differences, being active seekers of reconciliation, rising above selfish pursuits, and lifting our families, friends, neighbors, and fellow Liberians by reconnecting with those values that bind us together.”
In his Christmas Message to the Nation, Cllr. Brumskine further urges Liberians to receive the promise of Prophet Isaiah in the Holy Bible that, those who walk in darkness shall see a great light, and the light will shine upon those who dwell in difficulties, saying “May the light of Christmas deliver our land from the darkness of corruption and the tyranny of low self-esteem!
The Liberty Party strongman has declared his intention to vie for the Presidency in 2017, the third since he entered active politics in 2005. According to him, the spirit of Christmas demands that all Liberians stand in renewal of their national promise to promote the general welfare of all with the collective hope of a reconciled and better Nation.
“On behalf of Liberty Party, Estelle, and me, I wish every Liberian and persons within our borders a truly Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.”
By Jonathan Browne