This has been a very trying year for all us, one that has tested our physical and mental endurance to the limit, causing hardship and difficulties and with unavoidable health protocols imposed, a year where Christmas can no longer be celebrated in full swing and merriment.
Nevertheless, we need not despair, for in spite of these constraints and even as we remain extra vigilant to stay safe at all times, the spirit of Christmas still endures and shall prevail. It is a spirit that makes Christmas a season for joy and happiness, a time for forgiving, and above all, for generosity, kindness and sharing. It is in this spirit that we would like to wish all Malaysian Christians, good health, peace, and happiness.
It is also in this spirit that we feel most proud as parents that our children have on their own accord and initiative, responded so warmly to the children of Rumah Destiny in Gombak by answering their wish list. This underscores the enduring Christmas message of loving your neighbour, cherishing peace and the fostering of solidarity and harmony in the community, a message which is all the more imperative for a society like ours which is so multiracial, multi-cultural and multi-religious.
As the coming year may continue to pose challenges to us all, as to the rest of the world, let us strengthen our resolve to work together to overcome them, and remain united as Malaysians, a nation proud, strong, and prosperous.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
“Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward all.”
Azmin Ali & Shamshida Taharin
December 25, 2020