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January letter

Dear everyone
As a schoolboy I played in a small school orchestra, As a beginner on the violin, I played the second fiddle part.
Life often begins like that . We are rarely chosen to be leaders at the beginning, but we need to learn how to do things properly first!
We may find ourselves playing in a secondary role for a very long time, but we have to remember that every role that we undertake can be important. There are always situations where someone has to fill a ‘back-up’ role or called upon to suddenly fulfil a leadership gap. Many have been brought into a lead role like that. For some it comes at a very late age, although management today often calls younger people into management responsibilities. We may surprise people what we are able to do later in our lives, but there does have to be an attitude of mind all the way through that encourages us to discover the most useful roles we can fulfil in the world and in the process we all need to us discover what humility is all about.
John Bunyan who wrote the book Pilgrims Progress,in one of his hymns wrote this.
‘He that is down needs fear no fall, he that is low no pride; he that is humble ever shall have God to be his guide.’
No one should be excluded from finding a role that is of service to others. We should all be willing to work from humble beginnings.
Megan Rapino, named as Guardian footballer of the year felt that her global exposure and success had only been made possible by the supportive teamwork of her colleagues. She went on to say however that in a wider sphere too that ‘everyone has a responsibility to make the world a better place.’
May her words as an outstanding sportswoman ring home, not only in sport but by people in all kinds of circumstances and lifestyles.
May God’s blessing be with us in this New Year as we persevere in our tasks-to ‘make the world a better place.’
With all good wishes,
sincerely,
David.

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