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.”
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
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
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!