- 07 APR 2023
Prime Minister’s Good Friday Message – 2023
MESSAGE TO THE NATION
FROM DR THE HONOURABLE KEITH ROWLEY
PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
ON THE OCCASION OF GOOD FRIDAY 2023
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, my own family, and myself, as Prime Minister, I extend Holy Good Friday sentiments to members of the Christian community.
This Holy Week, devout Christians have been observing with intense reflection, their relationship with Christ and the tenets of salvation and redemption.
In this period, annually, Christians acknowledge what is considered the centrepiece of Christianity, Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection.
As they remember the agony of his passion, his betrayal, trial, and crucifixion Christians lift their hearts in the joyous celebration of his resurrection and ascension. This is Easter.
The passion of Christ has become a living and enlightening record, but it goes beyond that, carrying that deeper message of the transformative power of his teaching.
The many mysteries of Easter create an opportunity for citizens to take a deeper look at ourselves in our daily lives. We should be reminded that within all of us, we hold a capacity for boundless love, tolerance, empathy, and compassion for each other.
In times like these, today, the Good Friday holiday, creates an opportunity for us all to reach into ourselves, asking individually, some searching questions: “Where am I, in my life? Where am I going? Is it not time that I reach out to embrace the virtues of godliness?
As we ponder on these thoughts, may we all have a Holy Good Friday.