Costa Mesa, Ca.
January 1, 2024
Dear Family & Friends:
On the darkest eve of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth.
He spoke these eloquent and immortal words:*
I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year: “Give me
a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than a light and safer than the known way.”
As we start the New Year, I take comfort in these words and look forward to the future with great hope, promise and anticipation for the good things to come. I wish all of you God’s richest blessings, and I hope you have a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous 2024.
It truly is a wonderful world, and God is good.
*quoting from the poem “Gate of the Year” by Minnie Louise Haskins