At a time of great uncertainty in the world in which we live from the war in Afghanistan and the unspeakable horrors reported from the fighting in Aleppo, the economic woes of Europe and the endless streams of refugees from Africa and war-torn countries to the political uncertainties and instability in England and the USA, we ask ourselves “what does Christmas mean to me living in one of the most affluent and stable countries on earth?”
The gift of the Christ child at Christmas reminds all of us that Peace and Goodwill are the products of loving relationships commenced in the family and brought to fruition in local communities such as ours. I have said on many occasions at various schools “the strength of the school is the strength of its community”.
May this Christmas be a time of peace and goodwill towards others as we continue to pray for the underprivileged in a very divided world.
You are the light of the world. May your light bring vision to others; hope to the outcast and desperate and joy from sadness and sorrow.
I wish you all a very happy and Holy Christmas and a successful and prosperous New Year in 2017.