This year everything is so different as we approach Christmas and the New Year. At Christmas we celebrate that God became man and came into this fragile world. At the same time, it brings with it the hope that destruction, violence, fear and suffering will not have the last word if we give space to God’s love and peace. How important this hope is, I have felt just in this year in which so much was different than planned. I take this hope and longing with me into the new year and wish you a blessed Christmas and a good start into the new year.