X’mas Message from the Queens

Recording of the Speech of Her Majesty Queen Elizbeth II and Head of the Commonwealth on Christmas Day –

by L.B.Senaratne


” People of all faiths have as usual to gather as they would wish for the festivals ”

” But we need life to go on ”

” The Pandemic ” Remarkably has brought people closer remotely across the Commonwealth, my family and I have been inspired by the stories of people volunteering in their communities, helping those in need ”

” In the United Kingdom and around the world, people have risen magnificently to the challenges of the year and I am proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit ”
” To our young people in particular, I say, Thank You for the part you have played ”

The Queen reminded the International event thus ” This year we celebrated International Nurses Day on the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Florence Nightingale, as with other nursing pioneers like Mary Seacole, Florence shone a lamp of hope across the World ”

” Today, our frontline services still shine that lamp for us- supported by the amazing achievements of modern science – and we owe them a debt of gratitude ”

The Queen further said ” We continue to be inspired by the kindness of strangers and draw comfort that – even on the darkest nights, there is hope in the new dawn ”

” Jesus touched on this with the parable of the Good Samaritan – the man who is robbed and left at the roadside is saved by someone who did not share his religion or culture. This wonderful story of kindness is still relevant today. Good Samaritans have emerged across society showing care and respect for all, regardless of gender, race or background, reminding s that each one of us is special and equal in the eyes of God ”

The Unknown Warrior in Westminister Abbey is not an exception – that’s the point. He represents millions like him who throughout our history have put the lives of others above their own and will be doing so today ”

The Queen said ” For me, this is a source of enduring hope in difficult and unpredictable times. Of course, for many this time of the year will be tinged with sadness, some mourning the loss of those dear to them and others missing friends and family members distanced fro safety when all they’d really want for Christmas is a simple hug or a squeeze of hand ” she added.

Assuring the people all over the World, Queen Elizebeth II, said ‘ if you are among them, you are not alone, and let me assure you of my thoughts and prayers “

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