Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams and Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams were among local legislators who extended Christmas greetings to the community and constituents on Christmas Day.
“Merry Christmas to the millions of Christians around the world who celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ today,” said Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, in an email message. “The story of Jesus is one of humble beginnings, a refugee who sought a better life and made a better world.
“His revolutionary message of justice and equity, of standing up to the oppressor and standing for the oppressed, has sustained across millennia and is deeply resonant today,” he added.
“Christmas is a time for joyful tradition and peaceful fellowship,” Williams continued. “In the exchange of gifts, the company of our friends and families, the sharing of meals and stories, let us exhibit love and kindness in recognition of what is honored on Christmas.
“The holidays are about coming together as one family to celebrate the blessings we have been given and the values we hold dear, together,” he said. “On behalf of my family and staff, I wish a joyous Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today in the city. I am honored to serve.”
On behalf of all Brooklynites, Adams said in his email message that he wanted “to wish you a very merry Christmas.
“I hope the magic of this special season fills you and your loved ones with joy, and that you share that joy with others in your community, especially those in need,” he said. “Christmas not only provides us with an opportunity to gather in the spirit of giving and love, but also to reflect on the past year and the year to come.
“From my Borough Hall family to yours, I wish you peace and blessings on this happy holiday,” Adams added.