Today is Monday, May 21, 2018

Merry Christmas and A Blessed New Year

Christmas stirs up different reactions.  For some, it may be giving.  To others, it is receiving, or at least, hoping to receive.  While for one child, it may be simply wanting and having “two front teeth.”

What does Christmas evoke in us working for the Court of Appeals?  Is it the satisfaction derived year-round from giving the best of ourselves as public servants who aid in the furtherance of justice?  Or is it getting promptly and adequately paid for our services or be recognized for a job well-done and hoping that such will be translated into some form of promotion  which can be likewise called “justice?”

Despite life’s ado and our banes, all of these will always be outweighed by the abundance of our blessings.  Think of the first Christmas as poet Christina Rossetti described:


In the bleak  mid-winter

A stable-place sufficed

The Lord God Almighty

Jesus Christ.


Count your blessings!


And like the child who will take a little while to get those two front teeth, it is still worth greeting each other a Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Prosperous New Year!

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