As we start 2022, and tread into the unknown, I’m reminded of this quote by HM King George VI in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast, as they proceeded into the unknown, these words are true now as ever. Whatever 2022 throws our way, may we rise to the challenge.

“A new year is at hand. We cannot tell what it will bring. If it brings peace how thankful we shall all be. If it brings continued struggle, we shall remain undaunted.

In the meantime, I feel that we may all find a message of encouragement in the lines which, in my closing words, I would like to say to you.

I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year. “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown. “ And he replied. “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

Happy New Year!


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