Just to let you know, it’s December and it’s yet another Christmas season. There is plenty – beaucoup to do, buy, change, send and think of at this moment. There’s also a lot to order, pick up, prepare and parcel.
Whether you’re a Christian or not, you can’t be apathetic as the Christmas trees highly decorated light the streets, shopping centres and most homes announcing the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Yes, Christmas is here and it’s time to celebrate, spend all the money we’ve been saving for this feast as well as have a load to eat and drink. Christmas is also time to send, to exchange and to receive gifts from loved ones, friends and colleagues.
However, as you know well, there are equally hundreds of people, especially children out there who won’t be able to afford a simple square meal of Pudding and turkey, have a new clothe or special heroic toy or dream of receiving a present from Santa Claus.
As you make your Christmas shopping list, please think of including these unfortunate people, especially sick children in hospital. After all, Christmas is equally time to remember and to share with the poor, homeless, vulnerable, those in jail and people who work round the clock offering services and care as we celebrate.
Please, please look out for charities and groups appealing for gifts and food items for sick children, old people at care-homes, and donate something – just anything. Of course, the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December brought everlasting joy to everyone, including you. Therefore, let’s share this joy in our thoughts and deeds at Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone!