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Living up to New Year resolutions


Reverend Errington Massiah

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And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there. – Acts 20: 22
As we have already started 2013, I am sure that most of you have already made your resolutions. But the question is how many of you will keep them?
I don’t make New Year resolutions – what will be, will be. I grew up in a home where my father at the beginning of each year would say the same thing, “It is a new year and there will be less talk and more action.” What he meant was that there would be more lashes during the year and less talk.
Believe me, it never came off, and we grew accustomed to such sayings because they went through one and ear and came through the other. His resolution never came off, which was a waste of time and speech. I do believe why those lashes did not come off was because we were not bad children. Those were the days when parents could control their children and surely they did.
What I really need is good health and if I have good health, all other things will fall into place.
“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” – Psalm 127: 1
I would hope that this year would be a better year than last year because last year was very horrible for many of the political leaders around the world.
In Grenada, Prime Minister Tillman Thomas got the Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean to prorogue parliament in the face of a second vote of no-confidence.
Thomas came to power in 2008 leading the National Democratic Congress to an 11-4 victory at the polls.
Today, the majority in parliament has dwindled to the extent that the government is now effectively a minority one. What a pity? I am sure that no one would like to be in such a situation.
The year 2012 was one that many of us would love to forget. It was the year of The Alexandra School strike. There was the teachers’ shake-up which will take place next term.
I am sure that all of Barbados awaits the next move from principal Jeff Broomes if he will take up the appointment at the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School come Monday, January 7.
For me there was one good thing in 2012 for Barbados and that was when the Governor of the Central Bank Dr Delisle Worrell stood up to the International Monetary Fund. But the year ended on a very sad note with three deaths on Sunday, December 30. What a pity!
I would like to wish all my readers a healthy and bright 2013.

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