Happy New Year

“In the bleak mid-winter…snow had fallen, snow on snow”. Some of the words to a well known Christmas carol, but are rather appropriate to the UK at the moment. I live on a small hill and because it is a minor road the gritting lorries give us a wide berth, and as a result many cars cannot get up the road due to the ice on the road. I have been out and helped a few cars to get a grip and I must admit that I have come away with a nice warm glow, not just from the exertion but knowing that I have helped someone. We also have a number of elderly people who are our neighbours and we have been shopping for them or even clearing their paths of snow, and once again it is a great feeling.

I was thinking earlier what a much better world this would be if we all helped our neighbours, not just shopping or clearing their paths, but helping them in whatever way you can. What better excuse do you have in this cold spell, get out there and help your neighbours, whoever they are, and help to make our society a better place for us all to live in.

About Keith Berry-Davies

I am a priest in the Church of England and have recently retired from full time ministry. I'm married and have 6 children and 11 grandchildren. I first got involved in broadcasting when I was in my late teens and have been doing it almost ever since and I hope that I will continue until I really am old and infirm.

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