Christmas is a time to reflect.
At least that’s what most of the TV adverts tell us.
So let’s take a minute and do just that. Let’s reflect on 2016. Not on Brexit or Trump. Not on Bowie, Prince or Wogan, not to mention Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Alan Rickman and the many others who passed away this year. 2016 has been a massive year in terms of changing political landscapes and the loss of some international icons.
But what about the Church in 2016? What could be said of our year? How should we reflect on what the Body Of Christ in the Black Country has achieved in 2016?