Our thoughts... Happy hol­i­days

The Covington News - - Opinion -

Charles Dick­ens once said this about Christ­mas: “I have al­ways thought Christ­mas time, when it has come around, as a good time; a kind for­giv­able, char­i­ta­ble time; the only time I know of, in the long cal­en­dar of the year, when men and woman are seem­ingly of one con­sent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of peo­ple be­low them as if they re­ally were fel­low pas­sen­gers to the grave, and not an­other race of crea­tures bound on an­other jour­ney.”

It is true in our com­mu­nity and coun­try that at this Christ­mas time, th­ese are surely not the best of times.

We have been en­cour­aged and made proud that, in spite of their own short falls, hun­dreds of our read­ers have ral­lied to share their Christ­mas bless­ings with their neigh­bors.

We are se­cure this year in our be­lief that more than 2,000 years ago each of us was blessed with a gift, in spite of any cur­rent hard times, that keeps giv­ing and giv­ing.

That gift from our God was his son, who truly was and is the light of the world and no­body ex­cept our­selves can take that gift away from us.

Our staff has worked hard this year to pro­duce 156 fresh copies of The Cov­ing­ton News; we are proud of all of them.

We wish our staff’s fam­i­lies, as well as yours, the most pre­cious and loving of Christ­mas days.

We have no doubt the strength we re­ceive from the spirit of Christ­mas will sus­tain us for the com­ing year.

Merry Christ­mas from all of us here at The Cov­ing­ton News and Cov­News.com, we wish you and your fam­ily a most happy and peace­ful hol­i­day.

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