Merry Christmas!

Again this weekend I had the privilege of participating in 3 Christmas parades in Kitchener-Conestoga.

The parades, the lights and the Christmas carols point to Christmas, the time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace! Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

At Christmas, we are reminded again of the incredible blessings we enjoy in this great country of Canada and to be thankful

Christmas offers us time to reflect on what is truly important in life, and to commit to spreading Christs’ message of peace and goodwill, in our families, in our community, in Canada and to the entire world.

This Christmas please join me in praying for those affected by the violence in Iraq, Syria, Myanmar, North Africa, and beyond.

And right here at home – remember those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, those suffering debilitating illness, and those who are isolated and lonely.

And, please let’s remember our brave men and women in uniform defending freedom all around the world — whose loved ones will celebrate this Christmas without them.

Merry Christmas and a very happy new year.

Harold Albrecht, MP