As the light has dawned in a new year and on a new decade. I don’t know about you, but I am more conscious of the fragility and uncertainty of our world than ever before.
I am very concerned about the escalation of hostilities following the death of Iranian General Soleimani. It is a powerful reminder that peacemakers really are blessed, and how much harder this peaceful path can be. We need world leaders with the calibre to be able to walk in the footsteps of those who have sought peace throughout the ages: people of courage, discretion and wisdom.
Climate change is very worrying too, of course, and with many signs of its effects showing themselves here at home, and abroad, over the past months, reaching a tragic crescendo in the fiery skies of south east Australia, the need for honesty and authenticity in the minds and hearts of the leaders of the nations is exemplified still further.