from the Editor ...
Welcome to our Christmas and Epiphany dition of ‘Crosstalk’. Christmas is all bout new beginnings. Every year, we reell the same story but every year it means omething different to each one of us. We re all a year older - and hopefully wiser. We have lived through the year 2015 which as brought both joys and sorrows and which each of us will look back on with a mixture of feelings.
ut Christmas is an opportunity to refresh urselves as we rejoice anew in God’s message of love and hope through the irth of the Christ child. We can all be hanged by this remarkable event and the oy of this particular celebration is in haring and being together. That is why we really hope that you will want to come long to as many of our various Christmas vents as you can. Everything is listed lsewhere in the magazine.
was privileged to be in a packed St Giles’ hurch last Christmas when, together, we xpressed the hope and faith and love which the Christ-child brings. We don’t mind running out of hymn sheets - it’s all bout sharing!
And then it’s into the new year and the unknown. But what we do know is that we go into it together as a community of faithful people who take their example from this new birth and try to live lives of hope and love. But most especially never to forget those who are so much worse off than ourselves. If we know that we are honouring our promise to love our neighbour then we can raise the roof this Christmas as we rejoice at the birth of Him who taught us the power of God’s endless love. Thanks to ‘the team’: Sarah, Joan, Brenda, Pat, Betty and Slavka, for their amazing work this year; and thanks too to our readers for your appreciative comments. I wish you every blessing this Christmas and peace as we move forward into the new year. With love,
The Christmas edition of Crosstalk magazine