I would like to wish you a very happy Christmas. I hope that it will be a time of comfort, joy, peace and wonder. Christmas reminds us of many things, of course the Christian story of the birth of Jesus and our own childhood and family traditions. It also reminds us of the unquantifiable gain from giving and of course a hope for a better future, which may mean letting go of the past. This is encapsulated rather well in the new film “Saving Mr Banks” which is the story of the story of Mary Poppins and worth making a trip to cinema through the cold and wet weather.
I’m taking a break and returning on Monday 6th January, so I will also take the opportunity to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year. So until 2014 I shall leave you with an old blessing, which seems appropriate on this wet and windy December day.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Dominic Thomas: Solomons IFA