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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

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Happy Christmas everyone. I hope that you all have a peaceful Christmas day with your families and friends.

I would particularly like to wish members of the British Armed Forces whether serving in the UK or on Operations a very merry Christmas. My thoughts are with you and your families over this Christmas period.

I have written the following poem as a gentle reminder as to the meaning of Christmas, I hope you like it.

Christmas

Holy child born in stable,
modern family gorge at table.
Ox and ass the new king hosted,
Poor old turkey stuffed and roasted.
Gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh,
the ‘must-have’ gadget, for him and her.
A star and angels proclaimed his birth;
now Commerce plugs for all its worth.
This child, born in a manger,
is for most a total stranger.
He came to Earth to save our souls;
not to give us winter hol’s.
So take time on this holy day
To remember Christ – It is his day.

John Carré Buchanan
24 December 2012