New York: It’s Christmas when we celebrate the birth of the Son of God, and amidst festivities, we immerse ourselves in joy with our loved ones, not forgetting those absent; we remember them with love.
Amidst the preparations for gatherings and embraces with dear family and friends, the moment comes to share significant moments that are undoubtedly reasons for deep gratitude for everything we have received during the year that is coming to its final stage.
More than giving thanks, the occasion is suitable to remember that the spirit of kindness must be reborn, especially with those we easily overlook.
Kindness is the fundamental basis of the holiday spirit. It underpins the authentic pursuit of solidarity, which involves improving the well-being of those who are part of our community both within and beyond where we are.
Let’s embrace solidarity, which implies providing material help and approaching others with an open mind and heart, trying to understand their particular needs and offering a smile that costs nothing but is of great value to others.
During these holidays, it is essential to recognize that while many are preparing to reunite with their loved ones, others face feelings of loneliness and the absence of their dear ones. I would like you to repeatedly call those far away and ask about others.
Many face challenges during the holidays or any other period, so I invite you to seek and support others who are our brothers.
Always thinking about the possibility of contributing any physical or spiritual grain of sand, as the issues of insecurity and hunger affect many of us.
I remind you that we remain committed, now more than ever, to our Dominican brothers abroad and to our beloved homeland, where we dream of seeing it one day filled with splendor and the equitable distribution of its wealth.
I plan to continue collaborating to help those who need it most.
Don’t forget to always give thanks to God and others.
Your doctor; Yomare Polanco,
Everyone’s friend and your next overseas deputy 24-28 for the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD).