Dear Fordham,

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.”

Tonight, we look at the world through the eyes of the children around us and marvel at the wonder of it all. We remember that God loved us enough to be with us, as a vulnerable baby, born to poor and determined parents.

For all of us, whatever our faith, tomorrow morning the world outside will still, with more sounds of church bells than traffic. We have the chance to cut through the clutter of our lives, the impatience, the way we fill every spare minute by picking up our phones. Over a certain age, we will remember that we get far more joy from giving than receiving. We’ll remind ourselves of what matters and what doesn’t.

I pray that you find moments of rest and peace. I pray that you have time to bond with your family, including those you choose as your family. And I pray that you find the courage to hope for a better world.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
Tania Tetlow