General News of 2014-04-18

Let's fight the selfishness in our minds - Mahama

President John Dramani has called on Ghanaians to take the lessons of Christ's suffering for humanity and sacrifice, and "fight the selfishness in our minds" for the development of our communities and Ghana.

He said Christ's love for humanity is a sacred example that we can follow and "Easter tells us how magnificent the power of love is".

President who posted his Easter message on his Facebook page said Ghanaians should give to the poor, have patience, be caring and "work not only for tomorrow and not only for ourselves, but for our communities and our great country".

He urged Ghanaians to love each other more, saying, "Real friends devote precious time and support to the ones they feel attached to. True heroes give their blood and endure humiliation for the sake of an idea or maybe for the birth of a nation".

Read the President's post below

My dear Ghanaians, brothers and sisters…

Every year, when Easter comes, I think of the unique power of sacrifice. As fragile and useless it may seem, sacrifice proves to be, over and over again, mankind's most powerful engine. Good parents sacrifice their present comfort for the future of their children.

Real friends devote precious time and support to the ones they feel attached to. True heroes give their blood and endure humiliation for the sake of an idea or maybe for the birth of a nation.

Our Lord Jesus Christ sacrificed His life for all of us. He suffered atrocious torture for the future of all His children. He gave up His human time for our chance to eternity. He went to hell so we can all go to heaven.

This is love. This is the greatest love in our world history. We have a sacred example that we can follow and Easter tells us how magnificent the power of love is.

So, for this wonderful celebration, I want to tell you this, my dear Ghanaians: let's fight the selfishness in our minds. Let's help, as much as we can, the poor and the ill. Let's have patience with our children and play with them until they grow mature. Let's take care of our old parents and grandparents and remember that only their bodies age, not their souls. Let's work not only for tomorrow and not only for ourselves, but for our communities and our great country.

Let's love more.

I wish you all a Happy Easter! May God give you and your families’ warm hearts and understanding!