LETTER TO THE EDITOR Jesus’ birth is the reason for Christmas


In a recent letter to the editor, F. Nowak of Lowell asks: So what are children being taught to celebrate on Christmas Day?

Here is the answer. “Christmas” is a name derived from “Old English” words “Christes Maesse” which means “Mass of Christ.” As Christians, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, son of God, who came into the world at God’s command to save everyone from sin and destruction, to teach us holiness and love, bringing peace and hope to everyone.

The Sun, a publication promoting widespread charity throughout the Christmas season, will feature on Dec. 25 a beautiful colorful message from the Knights of Columbus wishing Jesus a “Happy Birthday” and offering help to expectant mothers. What better way to remember the season than to celebrate a message of promoting charity and kindness toward all mankind.

John Grzesik