As we focus on time with family and friends, NMBC wishes you all the love and joy that the celebration of Christmas brings.
From President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 message, a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas:
“On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Christ with prayer, feasting, and great merriment. But, most of all, we experience it in our hearts. For, more than just a day, Christmas is a state of mind. It is found throughout the year whenever faith overcomes doubt, hope conquers despair, and love triumphs over hate. It is present when men of any creed bring love and understanding to the hearts of their fellow man…Let us resolve to honor this spirit of Christmas and strive to keep it throughout the year…. join us in a prayer that prudence, wisdom, and understanding might descend on the people of all nations’ so that during the year ahead we may realize an ancient and wondrous dream: “peace on earth, goodwill toward men.”