Christmas, time to reflect— Peter Mutharika
President Peter Mutharika has urged Malawians to use the festive season to renew their souls and energies as a nation.
Mutharika said this in a statement released Thursday as Christians all over the world are today celebrating Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
“It is in self-reflection that we internally grow. And it is in reflections of the past that we take the right path into the future. For many of us here, and all over the world, Christmas is a religious tradition. It is important to celebrate, enjoy and reflect religiously as we are God-fearing Malawians,” reads the statement.
Mutharika appealed to Malawians to exercise caution during the celebrations.
“It does not help t o celebrate wildly, and with over-excitement, because this will only bring accidents, misery and mourning instead of peace and joy,” reads the statement.
He also called on people to live peacefully with one another.
“Let us all, therefore, resolve this Christmas to make the ideals of peace, harmony, tolerance, love and goodwill to all, even more, manifest in our interactions with others.”
According to Mutharika, the celebrations should involve the emulation of religious virtues, values and principles that should be foundations of national development.
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