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Friday, December 25, 2015

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast, 2015

The Queen, who will turn 90 next April 21st, today delivered her 63rd televised Christmas message to the nation and the Commonwealth:

For Joseph and Mary, the circumstances of Jesus's birth - in a stable - were far from ideal, but worse was to come as the family was forced to flee the country. It's no surprise that such a human story still captures our imagination and continues to inspire all of us who are Christians, the world over.

Despite being displaced and persecuted throughout his short life, Christ's unchanging message was not one of revenge or violence but simply that we should love one another. Although it is not an easy message to follow, we shouldn't be discouraged; rather, it inspires us to try harder: to be thankful for the people who bring love and happiness into our own lives, and to look for ways of spreading that love to others, whenever and wherever we can.

Full text of Her Majesty's message here.


Davis said...

God Save HM Queen Elizabeth II

Russ Manley said...

Hear, hear!

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