The essence of Christmas has evolved over the years from the birth of the Savior of the world to the celebration of a couple of holidays with friends and family at the close of the year. For me, the Christ in Christmas is what makes it worth celebrating. He is, for me, the epitome of love – unconditional love. The love that gives and expects nothing in return – that was shown to humanity and is meant to be spread.
As a member of the TIS community, this display of unconditional love gives reason to the tough decisions of kindness, generosity, constant support and tolerance that I have had to make in my relationship with my students, colleagues, etc. It has been the driving force for the sacrifices I have made and continue to make in my line of duty. It has been, in my opinion, the reason for which Christmas is beautiful. Having been touched by the Christ in Christmas, my desire to be a conduit of his love is rekindled every year as I reflect on the story of the occasion – the story of giving one’s most valuable possession to others, knowing that it will do them good, the story of reaching out to people who could otherwise never have found their way to you. Hence, Christmas without the love that Christ epitomizes is no Christmas at all, and as we look forward to this year’s celebration I would like to wish all members of the TIS community a truly Merry Christmas and a blissful 2020. ~Irene Koree – HOD – English Teacher
Christmas means life to me because the giver of life was born and later gave His life for me. It is believed to be the time Christ was born. It
also means sharing to me. It is a time I always give to others and also renew my commitment to Christ Jesus. Christmas means Joy to me as well. Having gone through the year and December being the last month, I deem it to be a privilege. This, therefore ,brings joy to my heart. ~Hayford Gyasi – Mathematics
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life”. (John 3:16 NLT) Jesus Christ remains the central character of Christmas. It’s a season to remember the unique birth of our lord: having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and delivered through the virgin, Mary. As the world celebrates God’s ultimate love to mankind by this gift of His Son, let us cultivate the habit of showing genuine love and care for others as we show gratitude to God in this season. Remember to put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas!
Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2020! ~Ben Darko – Head, Individuals & Societies Department