As College closes for the Christmas holiday I greet you with thanksgiving for a successful first half of the 2011-12 session and with good wishes for a restful time during the 11-day break.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, who is important to Muslims as a prophet and central to Christians as the messiah, the Christ. At this year’s seasonal Hostel Dinner, which my wife Jane and I were able to attend via videoconference, it was clear that the Christmas message of a visitation from God and its fruit of generosity, joy and peace are understood across all religious persuasions. One of the great blessings of Edwardes College is that we are able to celebrate one another’s religious festivals despite a societal environment of polarization and extremism.
In addition to being at home with family during this time, it has been a joy to speak about the work of Edwardes in settings that include Harvard Univeristy, St. Mark’s Cathedral in Minneapolis, and, coming up, engagements in New York City.
May you know the joy of rest, family fellowship, and closeness to God during this time.
– Canon Titus Presler, 22 December 2011
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