Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas

To everyone reading this who is a Christian, may the love and hope represented by the birth of the Christ Child be with you this Christmas.

To everyone reading this who has any faith, may your God be with you at this time.

To everyone reading this, wishing you and your family peace and happiness at this season and a healthy, happy and prosperous New year 2018.


Anonymous said...

Really - to everyone?

Chris Whiteside said...

The message of Christmas is about peace on earth and goodwill to everyone, yes. If you start qualifying it with "except the people I don't like," you completely ruin that message.

Anonymous said...

It's all about the 'message' not what you really mean

Jim said...

Hope you had a good one Chris and Anonymous, all the best to you both for 2019.

Chris Whiteside said...

Thank you Jim, and all the best to you and your partner too.

Chris Whiteside said...

A message and what someone means to communicate by it are the same thing. There is no distinction between the two.

Sometimes people try to word a message in such a way as to communicate different understandings to different audiences - the so-called "dog whistle" technique - but if ever there was a message to which that does not apply it is the Christmas message of peace and goodwill.

And I hope you had a happy Christmas too.