In Her Majesty’s end of the year television conversation, Queen Elizabeth provided a tribute to the Armed Forces of Britain the US and Canada, and their victory over Nazi tyranny and evil in 1945. She reminded viewers that Christmas is the story of a Child, who brings peace to the hearts of men and women who seek Him.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his year end message, declared that “Christmas Day is the “celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Today of all days I want to remember those Christians around the world who are facing persecution. As Prime Minister that is something I want to change. We stand with Christians everywhere, and will defend your right to practice your faith.”
Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State has clearly stated US support for all measures to ensure the protection of persecuted Christians.
In Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has indicated that his top priority is fighting climate change. He has promised to use all measures at his disposal to wrestle it to the ground. To do this he is imposing carbon taxes on provinces. This may have a serious impact on consumers, especially in Alberta where gasoline prices are expected to rise by 10 cents a litre and will increases food costs for families. Check your grocery bill.
Unfortunately, this will have zero effect on climate change but will be favourably received by many.
Four reflections for 2020.
Robert C. Wilson