“If you are too busy to stop and smile at a child, then you are too busy”.

This is the life lesson that First Church of the Open Bible’s Pastor Luke Quamina learned, while observing former Prime Minister Mr. Patrick Manning at work.

Quamina delivered the first remarks at the state funeral service for Mr. Manning, which took place in the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity Port of Spain, earlier today.

He spoke of the outstanding role model that Mr Manning was, noting that Manning was a man of deep faith and selflessness, who possessed deep vision.

He also spoke about Mr Manning’s fond regard for children, sharing that he sought to emulate Mr. Manning in this regard.