CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Dominica Freedom Party

In this season of goodwill let us celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas has always been to us a time of sharing and caring. It is also a time of reflection – reflection on our way of life, reflection on our errors and reflection on our successes. This Christmas let us reflect on the true meaning of success.

True success should be judged in terms of the achievement of our goals in life. That is what Christmas is all about – celebrating the one who came to earth so that we can fulfill our ultimate goal. That goal is not earthly wealth! That goal is not earthly pleasure. That goal is not power and prestige on earth! That goal is, to be welcomed in the presence of our Lord on our last day on earth! At the appointed time, we want to hear our heavenly father say to us “You did well. You are a good and loyal servant. Because you were loyal with small things, I will let you care for much greater things. Come share my joy with me.” (Mathew 25:21)

Let us pause to reflect on the fact that our pursuits on earth are really just “the little things,” but this is what God will judge us by. We will not be judged by the wealth we accumulate, but rather by how we use that wealth to bring joy to others – our families, our communities, our nation, our world and even to those who we think are our enemies! We will be judged by how we go about accumulating wealth – the pain we cause others, the lives we ruin, the people we deceive and trample on, and those whose trust we betray. We will all leave behind the wealth we accumulate, but we cannot escape our record – it goes before the Lord with us. In our pursuit of pleasure, we will be judged by how we pleased God and how we caused others to follow him. In wielding power, we will be judged by our motives which determine how we use power to improve the well-being of all our citizens.

The Dominica Freedom Party calls on all Dominicans at home and abroad to embrace the true meaning of Christmas, and to pursue true success, not only at this time of year, but throughout 2017. Let us do the little things well! Let each of us resolve in our own ways to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, comfort the lonely, shelter the homeless, cloth the naked, care for those who are sick, those in prison, help those in need irrespective of who they are, and pull our neighbors up to our level and push them higher where we can.

As a people-empowerment oriented political party, we are particularly concerned about the way we conduct our national affairs. We do not do well when we victimize others, denying them jobs, opportunities for study, or other types of assistance that should rightfully be given, simply because they do not support our political party or they do not bring worldly pleasure to us.

We do not do well when we pursue prestige ahead of service. We do not do well when we wield power to stifle legitimate voices and ignore genuine concerns that call for good governance, subvert our democracy, and tell lies to our people to maintain power. We do not do well when we ignore the spirit and intent of our electoral laws and in effect conduct elections through bribery, because we wish to maintain power for our own self-interest at the expense of allowing the people the opportunity to choose a different path. And we certainly do not do well when we condone such behavior or “turn a blind eye” simply because we put self-interest over the national interest.

We certainly do not do well when we make people dependent rather than independent, while making tremendous efforts to enrich ourselves instead of teaching the people how to fish! The record will be held against us! And the truth is that when we do not do well in those ways, it does not fill us with joy. Yes, we may get some pleasure, but do we feel good deep down inside about such behaviors?

The Dominica Freedom Party is ready once again to lead our nation to the path of true success by leading the charge in doing “the little things” well! We are a party that was built on integrity. In the upcoming year, the party machinery will be re-energized. Having had a lull for some time, we will hold our Annual Delegate’s Conference during the first half of the year 2017 at which we will elect a new Political Leader and an executive committee.
The Party will continue to lead efforts to unite our people. Let us all understand that though we may have different points of view, we are our brother’s keeper. Thankfully, our record can be wiped clean before God! That is what Christmas is all about. That is why Jesus came to this earth. Let us take on Christ in 2017 and rewrite the record. Let us begin that journey in our own lives individually and as a nation. Let us do right to the least of God’s people, because in so doing we will be doing it to God and that goes on our record.

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.

May God bless this isle of beauty, this isle of splendor and its people who are full of godly reverent fear!

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16 Comments

  1. Jasmine
    December 28, 2016

    Fellow Dominicans

    This is a true message of Christmas, unlike the other three negative, pompous and blatantly arrogant broadcasts from the other three three.

    Like the Freedom Oarty, I wish all Dominicans a happy Christmas, a peaceful, and Christ-filled New Year!

  2. Massacre
    December 27, 2016

    Thank you DLP for your message.
    It is time for the DFP to rise again and give Dominica some credibility in the world again.

  3. December 26, 2016

    (17) You say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’; but you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—

    (18) I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

    The Scripture above is @ Revelation 3: This is Jesus speaking through the Apostle John to one of the Churches, in general, prior the Day of Judgement.

    It is very strange that a person who claim to know God and His Word continues to dismiss the term “Spiritual Riches” and claiming that Jesus’ vocabulary “Abundant Life” is about “material wealth and money”

    That person boldly claims that the Bible says, without one location of his claims–that is because he cannot and will not find one verse in the Bible to support his idea. What a pitiful fellow!

    • December 26, 2016

      There are so many Scriptures in the Bible which tell us that the “Riches” which we need is of a Spiritual Nature –Love is the Ground, the Root, and the Tree of those riches; we, who are God’s people are the branches, producing those Fruits. Jesus tells us that without the production of those Fruits (riches) we are nothing.

      They are listed at Galatians 5: 22: Joy, Peace, Goodness, Kindness, Tolerance, Endurance, Humility, and Self-control. They are Spiritual Riches because they are Fruits of Love, which has to be Life in our Soul, in it State of Light–which is the Nature of God.

      At Matthew 6: 19-21 Jesus tells us:  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,—- but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven—- For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”

      A man who is loaded with material wealth, would be completely concerned about his worldly asset; he would find no time to worry a about heaven–would he?

      • December 26, 2016

        Here again, at Mathew 6: Verse 33, Jesus counsels to:

        “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
        Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”.

        This Scripture supports the reason Jesus said: “Lay up your treasures in heaven”

        And since this Treasure is not material gold, silver, and diamonds, and other precious stones, what is the “treasure” that we can “lay up in heaven” if it is not of the Spirit?

        But then again, without spiritual wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of the Way of Life, through faith. man’s mind remain grounded in the things of the world, with not connection of Spiritual counsel from Holy Spirit ” For the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are Spiritually discerned @1st. Corinthians 2:14

  4. “That is what Christmas is all about – celebrating the one who came to earth so that we can fulfill our ultimate goal. That goal is not earthly wealth! That goal is not earthly pleasure. That goal is not power and prestige on earth! That goal is, to be welcomed in the presence of our Lord on our last day on earth! ”

    I will simply ignore, and dismiss all in the quote above as none scriptural hogwash! You see that is the same sort of lie, and stupid ideology the Roman Catholic, and all the following religion brought and spread throughout the Caribbean. People like this author has certainly misinterpreting the word of God where it pertains to wealth, “money.”

    Spiritual riches cannot buy anybody anything; people need wealth, money to survive, and Jesus said: I come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly. You come here writing this pile of trash condoning poverty in the country; where young and old are dependent on a handout from a lone politician. Are you suggesting…

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      Are you suggesting that God Jehovah want the people he created to live on charity, or live a beggars life; living from day to day not knowing where the next meal is coming from? Do you believe that God ordained it that there should be so many homeless, and poor people in Dominica?

      I don’t think so, as matter of fact, I know that God did not ordained it to be so; some of the homeless, and those in the poor house, no matter if they are now privately, owned, and called by some fancy name. They are there because of poverty, a lack of wealth, a lack of money; hence they become a burden on society.

      The Bible teaches prosperity, it teaches people how to make money, and get wealthy; and by that I am not talking about corrupted means. If God wanted people to be poor why would he commission man to “go into the world be fruitful and multiply?”

      Why would God create the earth and put plenty of gold, silver, all other types of precious stones like Emerald Rubies, Jade,…

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      Why would God create the earth and put plenty of gold, silver, all other types of precious stones like Emerald Rubies, Jade, Diamond, and all the other precious metals. Why, and for what purpose did he create them?

      God did not create them for himself, he created them for the inhabitants of the earth, unfortunately, the wealth of the world is dominated by the rich and powerfully. If God wanted people to be poor, why would he say in his words: you have not because you ask not!

      We can put it this way: ‘you have nothing because you ask for nothing from me. He also said I am the one who made you rich; and he did not say spiritually rich! Abraham came more than two thousand years ago, yet when the Bible talk about his earthly riches, the Bible detailed it stating the amount of money he had in gold, silver, cattle goat, camels ect, ect, even to his man and maid servants. You all had better face reality, and stop making excuses to be poor, and using God name in the…

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      You all had better face reality, and stop making excuses to be poor, and using God name in the process.

      It is one thing to make sweet sounding nonsense noise talking to confound the unsuspecting. Nevertheless, you have forgotten that God is not interesting in Christmas, because the word Christmas is not found any place in the Bible. There is no place in the Bible where God (Jesus Christ) instruct anyone to celebrate his Birthday. As a matter of fact the Bible has not reference any particular date and day on which Jesus was born!

      Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus Christ, as it is a pagan created holiday. Define paganism and you can conclude if God have anything to do with the celebration of Christmas. Now the only instruction Jesus gave to his disciples in reference to celebration is this: He broke bread, and shared with his disciples and drank wine from the same cup, telling them to do that in remembrance of him. In reality he told us to celebrate the…

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      In reality he told us to celebrate the Passover; that is not Christmas, and he did not say to do it on his birthday! So, everything written in your thesis is a waste of time, made for amusing reading! If you wish to see the effects of poverty, use the Catholic Building in Roseau as an example.

      The members who are church going Christians supposed to contribute money from their earnings to sustain and maintain, their buildings and take care of the widows and children, they are so poor, they cannot donate, hence their boy bishop, has been reduced to a political puppet kissing the behind of a little boy half his age for taxpayers money to repair a building belonging to the richest religious organization in the world!

      • Thank You Lord
        December 28, 2016

        remember what Jesus said about about the rich man and the eye of a needle? smh. You completly missed the point. so sorry for you.

    • Gary
      December 26, 2016

      Wow, continue to wallow in your ignorance and stupidity, saying
      quote “Spiritual riches cannot buy anybody anything” What makes you an authority on such matters with your puny mind.Your proud little learning and shallow knowledge is your biggest enemy.

    • SC
      December 27, 2016

      Friend how did you link what was said to what you’re saying? I think you need to read it again because you’re interpretation is very very very far off. Graca and peace to you fam.

      • “That goal is not earthly wealth! That goal is not earthly pleasure. That goal is not power and prestige on earth! That goal is, to be welcomed in the presence of our Lord on our last day on earth! At the appointed time, we want to hear our heavenly father say to us “You did well. You are a good and loyal servant. Because you were loyal with small things, I will let you care for much greater things. Come share my joy with me.” (Mathew 25:21)

        Here is the link!

        “That goal is not earthly wealth!”

        So I ask you what is wrong with earthly wealth, when God himself told you how to become wealthy?

        I will tell you what is wrong with wealth ” For the love of money is the root of all evil.” When God give people wealth they are to use it for his glory. And by way the Bible was not written for the world but for Christians, so it is impossible for you all to understand my point.

        Talking to Christians; God said “give to all that ask;” if you are a pauper what can you give?

  5. December 25, 2016

    Like Christmas, comes once a year.

  6. Hello
    December 25, 2016

    I like this message from the Dominica Freedom Party. Very positive and to the point. It motivated and give me hope going forward and I can see great hope for our beloved country Dominica. The Dominica Freedom Party captured everything in this Christmas and New Years message. Well done and I am like forward to helping to put this great party on the road again. Merry Christmas to the members of the Dominica Freedom Party and to all Dominicans at home and abroad. Happy new year as well

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