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The underside of Christmas

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Amid the din of celebrations in the season of good cheer, columnist Rev Raulston Nembhard rests down his sorrel to have a conversation on a few elements that accompany the Yuletide which are never given pride of place. He says as merchants cash in on sales and there is much merrymaking, we must make a conscious effort to remember those addicted to hard substances, including alcohol, and the heightened temptation of the season. Nembhard draws attention to individuals who are increasingly lonely at this time of year, especially single people and the elderly in infirmaries and nursing homes. Additionally, keep in mind those who will have to celebrate without loved ones who died this year, many by violent and tragic means. Read Nembhard's sober discussion of the experiences of Christmas we don't talk about.

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