Namibians asked to be compassionate

25 Dec 2015 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 25 DEC (NAMPA)- President Hage Geingob’s Christmas Message calls on all Namibians to extend a helping hand to those in need, so that they can have a better life.
In a media statement by the Office of the President on Thursday, Geingob called on the nation to emulate a divine act of selflessness and humility by exuding the spirit of sacrifice and compassion, just as God had sacrificed his only son for the sake of humanity.
“As we reflect on the meaning of Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ, let us remember that God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have enteral life.”
The President said those who are blessed with abundance should be willing to share in order to ensure that all provide the building blocks for a fairer and equitable house (nation), a house in which all can pursue their dreams and prosper as equal.
“Many Namibians do not have decent shelter, a place they can call home and a place in which they can raise their children.”
Geingob explained that Jesus was born from humble beginnings and that this should resonate amongst the people so that they realise that those who are poor have the capacity to achieve wonders in life, as long as they are given the opportunity.
“Let us attach greater value to life during this holiday; let the spirit of selflessness reveal itself in all our actions. Let us look out for one another in the spirit of love and let us appreciate our families and the greater family of the Namibian House.”
The President also called for an end to excessive drinking (alcohol), Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and all other forms of violence, and called for Namibia to display unity of mind, sympathy, love, tender hearts and humility.