Whenever I was preaching at this time of year I was always conscious of people who had experienced loss or sadness during the year. Balancing the joy of Christmas with the aching loneliness felt by many, required skills I did not have. I still do not have them. My only contribution is to hold all those I am in contact with in this world in the circle of God’s love. And that means all people, all races, all religions etc etc….
Surely that is the true meaning of the Incarnation.
Love in our midst.