A Christmas greeting, It’s Christmas Eve, and I have been thinking about what it means to me after a very difficult year that has been the most difficult year that many have ever faced. I am not a religious person, but I am a preacher’s son, and I still celebrate Christmas, and I say “Merry Christmas.” I asked myself why I do this. Is it just tradition for me? I think it is something more because despite not being religious myself, I believe very strongly in protecting and defending Judeo-Christian values and the freedom of the free practice of religion. Christmas is a time of year that we celebrate the birth of a man that symbolizes grace, virtue, and mercy over pain, suffering, and wrath. It is a symbol of hope for the future. For billions, it is the celebration of the birth of their lord and savior. However, it still a special time of year for non-Christians. For me, it is a time that families are supposed to come closer, to be more giving, more patient, to think about all my loved ones, and how I can be a better man. With this in mind, I wish a very merry Christmas to all my family and friends, to the believers and non-believers alike, to those I have never met, and even to my enemies. I hope you all find peace and happiness during this very special time of year that celebrates the end of what came before and hope for what is yet to come. A very merry Christmas to all!