Listening to our better angels this Christmas

Published by The Vibes

We know there’s a better tomorrow as Malaysians listen to their better nature

THIS year has been sadly even more challenging than last year, and to many personally devastating. There is no sugar-coating the pain the pandemic, natural disasters, and political failures has caused our nation and people. 

But we must have hope and keep faith in the fact that regardless how dark the night is, the sun always rises in the morning. 

There is something special about this season and period of the year that’s different. We somehow move away from the baser instincts of our nature and turn towards the things that make humanity special. We turn towards the light. We look for the best in ourselves and each other, and for this short period, we actually find it. 

We actually start to listen to the better angels of our nature. The people of this incredible nation showed this in how they threw themselves at helping and saving lives during the historic floods. Despite the failure of the leadership, the Malaysian people showed their mettle and unity. 

I don’t know what awaits us after this life, and involuntarily I keep peeking at the edge and am still no wiser. But I know I love everything I have here and now, and I will keep celebrating it, every day. I hope you do too. Why? Because the sun will always rise again. 

Each day gives us renewed hope, and an opportunity to do better.

To all our Christian friends and to the rest of us who adopt this period to just celebrate life and all that is good and joyful – I wish you a wonderful Christmas filled with love, joy, forgiveness, compassion, and family. 

May The Almighty bless us all and bless Malaysia. 

Merry Christmas to one and all from me, Winy, Petra, Tara, and the whole Petra Group Family. – The Vibes, December 25, 2021

Datuk Vinod Sekhar is the chairman and chief executive of PETRA Group


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