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Merry Christmas to all

Calendars and clocks may be artificial ways to measure just where we are, yet our hearts tell us this isn’t an average Christmas. We have used our own ordinary building blocks of time to erect a monument to the memory of the unique Galilean who left a legacy of love and ideal life that has not lost its hold on our imaginations in 2,000 years.

I, for one, am glad to be alive this Christmas, this new year; it is a rare privilege.

We at NCR wish all our readers, their families and friends, the joy and grace of the season, and a long, content sojourn in the brand new millennium stretching ahead.

NCR this week proudly presents the results of our Jesus 2000 competition. It has been an exciting art adventure, an instructive religious venture. We offer the Jesus 2000 supplement to our readers as a token of gratitude for your amazing loyalty to this newspaper.

A great many people, both NCR staff and others everywhere, together made this happen. I wish to express my endless personal gratitude to all.

Merry Christmas!

-- Michael Farrell

National Catholic Reporter, December 24, 1999