As the year draws to a close, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas indeed and a marvelous 2015 ahead. This holiday season is especially meaningful as the world finds itself at a crossroad. On the one hand we see so much political strife and economic troubles bedeviling us, that we feel a fair bit of trepidation for the days ahead. Yet we must believe in the human spirit, that in the end, reason and love will ultimately prevail. There is goodness in the world after all.
We had just commemorated the centennial of the Great War in August, now let us also remember the remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914 when goodwill made itself felt over the trenches and the senseless slaughter. I bid you all dear friends, a blessed and peaceful holiday, whatever your faith and creed may be. See you all next year.
Football match between the English and Germans during the truce...if only all conflicts can be settled in this way.