2020 hasn’t been a very jolly year.  The outbreak of COVID-19 was sudden and unexpected, and has wreaked havoc on our planet.  No country is outside its reach, every life has been affected by the pandemic.  And, as we approach Christmas day, the day traditionally set aside for family gatherings, feasting, and the giving of gifts, we are desperately searching for something to celebrate, something to be jolly about.

Who could have predicted a time when we would fear neighbours and visitors, when we would wear masks to protect ourselves from those we pass in the street.  That we would seek seclusion behind locked doors, and view the outside world as a hostile enviro