Wright, N. (2005) ‘Hope beyond Despair’ [letter], Daily Mirror, 5 January, p34; Christian Herald, 15 January, p6.
Christmas is the story of God's most intimate encounter with humanity, revealing through a child our full weakness and potential. The tsunami that ended 04 was a brutal reminder of human frailty, the overwhelming power of the wave matched only by the scale of international generosity and concern. Compassion in action overcomes despair. Belief, hope and love fulfil our human destiny.