December 7th, 2018
Christmas and Heritage!
First of all, as president of U.V.C.V., I am taking the opportunity to thank you for encouragingunity in God’s great family, for working with me for the unity of his body, and for promoting and defending Christian values in our province and in our country.
I have been entertaining this thought to share with you for this great day of Christmas!
It’s Christmas time and people are rushing to get ready to spend good times with family and friends. However, it’s also the time when those who don’t have families or who have lost someone close are feeling their pain the most and when people are making an effort to share with others. Some are involved in a food drive; others give gifts of money to charity organizations in order to make a difference.
One of the values of Unity is to have a heritage! Why? Because a heritage reminds us of the investment, the efforts, and the works of those who have preceded us and the values with which they have built our present-day society. This situates us, helping us to understand who we are in this diversified and multicultural world.
Heritage means keeping the memory of the road leading to the society of today. While far from being perfect, we can still preserve the memories of the good times shared and draw lessons from the bad times experienced together so that we can build our children’s future with more experience and wisdom.
For sure, the celebration of Christmas is a part of our heritage that some people wanted to erase by replacing ‘’Merry Christmas’’ with ‘’Happy Holidays’’ to remove Christ from Christmas and make it a holiday just like the others. Those who are aware of this have refused to simply say,‘’Happy Holidays’’ but say, ‘’Merry Christmas’’ instead in order to keep the mindset that Christ is the centre of the thought of Christmas, reminding us that the son of God came into the world to sow God’s love and offer himself as a sacrifice for the salvation of those who choose to trust in him.
Therefore, ‘’UNITY’’ VOICE FOR CHRISTIAN VALUES WISHES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A SEASON FULL OF HEALTH, LOVE, AND JOY. MAY YOUR LIFE BE FILLED WITH HIS, AND MAY YOU BE ABLE TO SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE (TIME, FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, HOPE, ETC.) WITH OTHERS AND THEREBY BE A BLESSING.
President of UVVC