Merry ChristmasIt’s Christmas Eve and the spirit of Christmas is evident in our days.
It’s Christmas Eve and the spirit of Christmas is evident in our days.
It’s reflected in the people committing “26 acts” of random kindness on others as a way to honor the 20 children and six adults who died in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. It’s reflected in others also trying to help Newtown in other ways.
It’s in those people who donated to the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, helping to sustain others in times of need year round.
It’s in the Angel Tree Program and its donors who simply want to make Christmas more special for those who might not have a gift for the holiday.
It’s in those who worked to create a Christmas dinner for all at Victory Lutheran Brethren Church earlier this month.
It’s in businesses, churches and homes where people donated food to support the local food pantry, not just during the holidays, but all year.
It’s in those who gave the gift of song through school concerts, sharing their talents with anyone wanting to listen.
It’s in those who help a neighbor routinely, who open a door for someone, who do many different kinds of things that make a difference to another.
These are just a few ways. There are so many more.
As Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we know it’s not easy for some. Many are dealing with loss or the absence of a loved one who simply can’t be with them during this time. Our country continues to face its challenges: bickering politicians, the economy and unemployment, for starters (we’re going to leave it there).
Amidst these troubles the enduring spirit of Christmas is about hope. And that is what Christmas is about.
We wish you a Merry Christmas from all of us at The Sun.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)