Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Thursday (Dec. 24) reminded people to be grateful for the things they already have amid the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
“This crisis has reminded all of us in more way than one to be grateful for the things we have been blessed with: the company of good friends, the value of good health, and the unconditional love of one’s family,” he said in his Christmas message.
The chief justice admitted “festivities this year will be expectedly different, as we will be observing the season amidst a global health crisis.”
“Traditionally, this is the time when family and friends come together to collectively commemorate the spirit of the Holidays,” he said.
While prudence and safety concerns dictate the foregoing of traditional celebrations and gatherings, the chief justice told the public to “not lose sight of the true spirit of this beautiful season: living a life of humility and compassion, the way Christ Himself has taught us.”
“May we all strive to the holidays this year a genuine celebration of hope, unity, and service for others,” Peralta stated.