It is Christmas Eve and I would like to express my warmest Seasonal Greetings to all Bloggers wheresoever you are on the Globe. Special good wishes to Dirk_ Star who regularly visits this blog. Apologies for the lack of postings of late. I won't bore you with the reasons but I hope to do better in 2007. As we celebrate Christmas Day tomorrow I shall pray fervently to the Almighty for peace to return to the troubled regions of the world. I shall pray especially for the peoples of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and Palestine, and the Darfur region of the Sudan. In particular, I shall remember all the military personnel of the coalition forces serving as peacekeepers in various countries. Being separated from their loved ones at this time of year is difficult and they deserve our gratitude and good wishes. It is my earnest wish that 2007 may inspire our world leaders to strive to bring an early and just settlement to these dreadful conflicts. In addition, I will be praying for the plight of recently bereaved families, the homeless, lonely and many sick people in our communities. May they find care, comfort, kindness and warmth from those close to them and from the noble charities who work so hard to alleviate the pain and suffering in our midst. May God grant us all a peaceful Christmas and help us to mend our broken world in the New Year.
Gil de Ferran: Ex-IndyCar champion Gil de Ferran to mentor Fernando Alonso - McLaren have drafted in former IndyCar champion Gil de Ferran as a mentor for Fernando Alonso at the Indianapolis 500.
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