Editorial for 24 December: Christmas is alive and well

Despite the turmoil of the past few weeks
and, at times, the indecision of what or who our government was going to be,
Christmas is indeed upon us.

For most among us, this Christmas will
follow the pattern of Christmases past.

It will be celebrated as the day when
Christ was born, ushering in a new era of compassionate Christianity.

Many people will no doubt mark the day with
attendance at a Christmas church service, finding joy and comfort in the ritual
of joining together in prayer and singing carols.

For believers and nonbelievers alike,
Christmas represents a time of hope – if only the hope that as family and
friends gather to share gifts and a festive meal, tension and discord might be
put aside to celebrate our special bonds.

As we go about Christmas enjoying the
company of each other, let’s take time to specifically remember our children.

For many families around the world – and
especially in Newtown, Connecticut – this will be a sad Christmas as their
children won’t be with them to celebrate because their young lives have been

If you have a child in your house, be sure
to reach out to them this Christmas, give them a hug and let them know how much
you appreciate them during this festive season and year-round.

Children are our future and the pride and
joy in our lives. The way their faces light up when they open a Christmas
present, and how warm we feel inside for giving it, is the true spirit of the

It is our Christmas wish that everyone in
the Cayman Islands has a safe and happy Christmas.

Enjoy Christmas beef, turkey – whether
fried or roasted – ham, heavy cake, pies, turtle, breadkind and more. We hope
everyone gets their fill of food, generosity, love and fellowship this Christmas.

The Caymanian Compass and the entire Cayman
Free Press family wishes all our readers, advertisers, subscribers and
suppliers the very best this Christmas season.

Have a very, very Merry Christmas.


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