We find ourselves facing another Christmas this weekend.
Tomorrow and Sunday many of us will gather with family and
friends to reflect on the year past and what lies ahead.
We’ll share feasts of fare and exchange gifts.
The lead up to this holiday has been filled with excitement
and anticipation as we’ve marvelled at the Christmas lights and decorations
that started going up on the Islands in October.
And through all the glitz and glitter that has become
synonymous with Christmas some would say the true meaning of the day has been
Maybe we’re naïve, but we don’t think so.
The true meaning of Christmas can be found in the simplest
of actions and words this time of year.
The spirit of Christmas is very much alive in the Cayman
It’s exemplified when people open their homes and offer a
Christmas feast to those who would otherwise spend Christmas alone.
The Christmas spirit comes alive when people open their
wallets and pocketbooks to donate to charities that make sure no child goes
without a toy and that no family goes without a Christmas meal.
An unexpected present from an unexpected giver shows that
spirit, as does the wishing of a Merry Christmas from a stranger in the
checkout line or on the sidewalk.
The Christmas spirit is very much alive when families and
friends take an hour or two out of their hectic Christmas mornings to join in
fellowship and praise.
It’s there when we quietly meditate and when we open
Christmas cards and smile as we read personal notes.
And the best place to find the Christmas spirit is in each
Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ and many will
spend this holiday reflecting on the best present of all – Christ.
He is the reason for this season.
It is our Christmas wish that everyone in the Cayman Islands
has a safe and happy Christmas.