Merry Christmas to all
Calendars and clocks may be artificial ways to measure just where we are, yet our hearts tell us this isnt 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.
-- Michael Farrell
National Catholic Reporter, December 24, 1999