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Chaplain’s Letter

Posted by: | Posted on: December 23, 2000

Three things come together at this time of year. First, there is the Christian celebration of the coming of the Light of the World into the world through the birth of Jesus. Second, at least in the Northern hemisphere, there is the passing of the shortest day and the winter solstice, and a movement towards greater light and warmth in the natural world. Third, in human society, there is a turning point in the Calendar, and the beginning of the New Year, 2006. All of these, in their different ways speak to us of hope, and each of the three can reinforce the message of the others as we try to try to take more deeply to heart God’s eternal message to humanity of hope, growth, renewal, opportunity and transformation. It is a message that the Church needs to absorb ever more deeply before it can witness to that message in the world.     Fraser Watts