Thought for the week: point to ponder

Lest we forget

Someone suggested to me last year that the time for remembrance was over. ‘We have done remembrance to death’, was the actual comment.

There was no way that I could agree with the comment. Even as someone fortunate enough not to have lived through World Wars I remain grateful for those who fought and died so that we can enjoy the relative peace and freedom that perhaps we can sometimes take for granted, today. My hope and prayer is that this centenary celebration of remembrance really causes us all to reflect once more on the importance of peace and indeed the fragility of peace across our world. As Martin Luther King Jnr wrote: ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.’