I would like to take this opportunity to remind those who constantly put the Troubles down to the religious divide that, if they truly believed in their religion, the Troubles would not have happened.
Whether Catholic or Protestant, you are first and foremost a Christian and Jesus teaches us all to 'love each other and do good to those who hate us'. We should obey Him.
I call on all Catholic priests and bishops, and the spiritual leaders of other faiths, to put together a sermon that is preached at all services nationwide to remind people of their Christian duty to 'love each other and do good to those who hate you'. Maybe they could make this their Christian message on TV this year?
At the very least, they should remind people that acts of violence should never be committed in the name of religion.
They should tell the criminals that they don't act in the name of Christianity. May I take this opportunity to wish readers - and the staff at the Belfast Telegraph - a happy Christmas and may you all have a wonderful New Year.
Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.
Micheal O'Dubhain Dublin