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LETTER: Christmas message

Christmas message
SIR, – On a winter’s evening over 2000 years ago, angels appeared to tell of the birth of Baby Jesus, the first Christmas story.
The angels didn’t tell the politicians, the angels didn’t tell the socially important people, they told the shepherds, the farmers and the night-shift workers. The baby that was born lay in a manger, which is a sheep trough, hardly the most fancy cot for the Son of God.
Wise men from another country turned up to honour the birth of the new king. They brought gold, frankincense and myrrh. Those guys might have been wise but they sure didn’t know how to shop for a decent present for a baby. Even on the first Christmas, blokes were giving impractical gifts.
Within weeks the baby and his mother and father had to flee their country as the dictator wanted to kill them. They became refugees.
Ultimately, that baby grew up in a sheep and wheat-producing district in a country town, working with his hands as a carpenter, a tradie.
Later, downing the tools to go on a speaking tour, his words are still felt around the world today.
‘Treat others how you want to be treated.’
‘What you do for the least you do for me.’
Among the great Aussie food and wine, the time spent with family and the excitement in the eyes of children on Christmas morning, take the time to read the Christmas story.
I wish you all a very merry and safe Christmas.
Andrew Broad
Member for Mallee

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