Christmas is a blessing for friends, colleagues, families and neighbours to sit together and reflect on the journey travelled.
It is a double blessing for people to share previous moments and wonders of our beautiful country with families and friends and also to contemplate the mysteries of our world. Christmas is the time to spread tidings of peace, prosperity and goodwill here at home and around the world.
However, as we celebrate this important day on the Christian calendar with our friends, families and neighbours, please let us also think about those in need at home, in our communities such as the elderly, the hungry and the sick as well as the vulnerable.
Let us also not forget about those who will be working hard to keep us, the public, safe and well, which include the police, traffic officers, the paramedics, fire fighters and other emergency service personnel.
We as South Africans need to reach out to all these people in prayers, love and deeds. Christ teaches us lessons of compassion and charity by having ministered to the poor, healed the sick and embraced the outcast. Fellow South Africans, in Christ we see a living example that we ought to love others, not only through our words, but also through our deeds. Therefore, at this important time of the year for various religious faiths, I send my best wishes to everyone in Limpopo and South Africa at large who will be celebrating Christmas to remain safe on our roads, in churches, in stadiums and communities.
We must all remember Christmas is a blessing for us all to reflect on the very Christian values of loving, giving, sharing and taking care of others.
I wish you all a merry Christmas and prosperous and healthy 2016. Stay blessed.