On the occasion of Christmas, 25th December, 2017, I convey my heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people of Goa.
On Christmas we celebrate the joy of Lord Jesus’ birth. It is the story of the Son of God coming to be with us in the midst of our sin and sorrow, in order to bring us his salvation—the ultimate healing. Jesus Christ gave world the lesson of love. He taught us that we all have the same source and are related to each other in some way or the other. He set an example of sacrifice and humanity and gave us an eternal message of peace, tolerance, compassion, love and brotherhood.
As we thank God for sending his Son, let us pray for those who are suffering and let us also thank the almighty for the return of Lord Jesus in glory. Christmas is about the light and the love of God being sent to us in a best way. Lets us celebrate the festival as a member of one family with unity and enthusiasm irrespective of caste creed and religion. I pray that as we all celebrate Christmas this season, we find the joy, hope and comfort that come through the Lord’s presence and his teachings.
Governor of Goa
22nd December, 2017.