Thank-you for your messages of encouragement during the past year. It is a great honour to hear about my columns being read at your breakfast tables, on the way to work, or stuck to the kitchen fridge for the kids to read when they get home from school. On one occasion, a fellow cross with one of my columns said it had caused sparks to fly when his better half decided it was her favourite!
While I have received letters of thanks and fine humour throughout 2017, many have written to express a sense of despondency about the state of politics and world affairs. In my columns for The Australian I chose to write about the big battles facing the free world such as the persecution of Christians, the rise of international jihad, the problem with value-free centrism, the violent censorship of politically incorrect thought, the abhorrent celebration of the genocidal Russian revolution and the emergence of a modern anti-democratic left. However at this time of year, it’s good to let go, spend time with family and remember the message of Christmas; where there’s life, there’s hope.
Thank-you for giving me hope during 2017 with your comments online, your letters, emails and enthusiasm at events where I have spoken.
I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas with my favourite carol, “O Holy Night,” sung by Nat King Cole: