A Merry Christmas to all readers of this blog, and to those who will be observing the Nativity, on whatever date, a blessed celebration. ‘What shall we offer thee, O Christ, who for our sakes hast appeared on earth as man? Every creature made by thee offers thee thanks. The angels offer thee a hymn; the heavens, a star; the magi; gifts; the shepherds, their wonder; the earth, its cave; the wilderness, the manger; and we offer thee a Virgin Mother.’
I’d like to thank all who follow this blog, in particular those who have commented on postings, sent emails or spoken to me about its content in the real world, especially those of you who know me well enough to make critical observations. There will be over a thousand visits to the blog across this month, and your interest is encouraging. It’s always good to hear from you, whether in the form of comments on individual postings or via the email address on the front page of this site.