Christians across the world will throng places of worship for Christmas prayers today. In Rwanda, like it is the norm, believers are expected to throng places of worship in the morning before going back home to celebrate the birth of Jesus with loved ones and friends.
People will celebrate in different ways, but at the end of the day, celebrating responsibly is what everyone should focus on in order to go through the festive season safely. The festive season comes with excitement and merry making as people go to different entertainment spots to celebrate.
Celebrating is good, but it should be done within the law and in a responsible manner. Avoid engaging in celebrations that could see you breaking the law like drink driving, which could lead to road accidents. If you have to drink, avoid sitting behind the steering wheel. You can seek services of a chauffeur or ask a friend who is sober to take you home. Away from merry making, the birth of Jesus Christ is also a reminder for us to reflect on our relationship with God and fellow people.
Let’s use the festive season to renew our relationship with God and recommit to love one another. Unity and love should be our guiding principles during the festive season.
Also, crime rates tend to go up during the festive season, and this calls for high levels of caution in order to avoid compromising personal safety.
While law enforcement agencies will be at hand to ensure that security is guaranteed, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure their personal safety because security starts with you as an individual.
For example, don’t leave your home unattended in the name of partying.
If you plan to travel far ensure that there is someone at home as criminals tend to take advantage of the festivities to commit crime.