We may not know what the future holds â€“ but we know who holds the future.
My prayer is that we might all make space for Jesus this Christmas - and then in January, in February and beyond.
These are our general principles: follow (Jesus), fish (for people), feed (the hungry) and focus.
Let us commemorate the first Armistice Day, which brought a temporary peace - but let us also give thanks for Jesus, because his Armistice Day brings peace that lasts.
Are you willing to look beyond â€˜people like meâ€™ and befriend your neighbour, whoever they may be?
Jesus died willingly.Â He was not forced to die by an angry or cruel God.Â He knew the cost, he knew the pain, and yet he still gave himself freely, for you and for me.
The church isnâ€™t a palace for the perfect, itâ€™s a hospital for sinners. And God forgives all those who truly repent - which is not the same as saying ‘anything goes’.
Jesus had to die - his life (and death) are the pattern for his followers; he doesn’t call us to an easy life, but to self-denial and self-sacrifice. He promises to be with us, and to help us live faithfully.
We don’t know her name, but we do know she was sensible, listened to God, and lived faithfully - what a great example to us today!
May all of us be anonymous to history, but known to God as women and men who lived faithful lives.