Thought for the Week – 28.1.21

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As I sat down to write this a variety of current affairs situations came to mind.

Clearly the Covid situation was one of them but, while I could make general comments and observations, specifics could easily change between writing and publication over a week later.

The inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden as the new President of the United States was due to take place tomorrow, as I wrote this column, and I could speak of new starts and hope and that kind of thing, but there may be trouble and given a week will have passed when you read this, it might seem strange to not mention certain events.

There’s so much more like this; nothing is static, things are happening, change is the constant and we need a plan, or plans.  So much of what we see is reactive, ‘fire-fighting’ as it’s sometimes called.

I don’t know what governments, councils and so on ought to do; but do I even know what I ought to do?  Some people have little control of their life and very often it’s not their fault, but I’m fortunate, I have the freedom and opportunity to make choices.

I pray that God guides me to make wise choices to try to make the most of life.

Reverend Sandy Stoddart, Church of Scotland minister of Duror and Glencoe: St Munda’s.