AMID economic woes, crime and other social issues, the celebration of Easter is a reminder of perseverance through times of trouble.
This was the message from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as he extended greetings to the Christian community yesterday.
“Easter is a special time of reflection and observation on the Christian calendar. All around the world, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who died and rose again, showing us the power of sacrifice and the gift of rebirth. Easter reaffirms that hardships do not last forever but that through strength, perseverance and resolve, joy and redemption follow,” Rowley said.
“However, even in this time of splendour, we know that our nation is facing difficult times. We continue to adjust to a new economic reality. We battle against crime and other social ills, and Government must make the hard decisions that are necessary to help ensure that we emerge from these difficult times and continue on a path of growth and development,” he said.
A better tomorrow
Rowley added: “In this regard, Easter teaches us that even in times of trouble, trials and tribulations, we cannot give up. It reminds us that we must hold on to our values, our families and the love for our country as we chart our way forward to a better tomorrow, just as Jesus Christ did when he faced crucifixion.”
He urged citizens to be mindful of the sacrifice of Christ and to consider that sacrifices must also be made for the greater good of the nation.
“I wish all the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago a safe, happy and holy Easter. I hope we will all emerge with fresh resolve and renewed faith to each do our part to secure a brighter future for Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.