At this time of year, with Christmas fast approaching, our lives change for a few weeks. We have extra shopping to do, cards to write, presents to wrap, the list goes on. However with what is happening in the world at the moment we thank God that we are in a position to do this.
Just a few weeks ago all those people were killed in the atrocious terrorist attacks in Paris. This week we have had the floods in Cumbria and other places which have turned peoples’ lives upside down. A lot of people will not feel like celebrating Christmas this year in these places and I believe that we should all spare a thought for these unfortunate people.
For myself and my wife, Carole, our Christmas as always is spent with family. As a big chunk of our family is in Australia we have to rely on Skype. It keeps us in touch but even this is not the same at Christmas. The rest of the family will be with us at our home although at the time of writing I am not sure where that will be as we are in the process of moving home. Wherever it will be I hope that the usual Christmas cheer will be with us all.
Finally I would like to wish all the brethren of Pendle Lodge, all their families, members of the other Lodges in our Masonic Hall, all visitors to our Lodge and website a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.