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In this final edition of The Oxhill News under my editorship I would like to share a few thoughts and aspirations with our readers.
The first is depicted pictorially by this month's cover
reproduction - a painting by Agnes Gardner King, entitled Spring
Decorations; and in words, by Edward Shillito's poem. They relate in turn
to the beauty of God's creation exemplified by His love in the crucified
and risen Christ, not only the hope of all the world but of everyone who
is searching for stability in daily life and seeks truth. This is not
intended to be a theological comment, still less an homily, but a
reassurance to both the Christian and the non-Christian alike that in the
midst of change and uncertainty there is an unchanging Divinity who
assures us of the fullness of joy in living. There is a wonderful hymn written
by a former Poet Laureate Robert Bridges, "A11 my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew. " I, for one, know this to be
absolutely true. .
The second is to do with happy and fruitful
relationships in all spheres of life. Dissent, confrontation, aggression
and violence has become so much the pattern of behaviour, embracing
international affairs, national and political issues, community concerns
and domestic matters. The first 'Thought' for February is intended to
illustrate a better way forward in every conceivable situation. What was
true for Gilbert in 1889 is of no less consequence today.
The third says something about the ambience of Oxhill in
which village we are all privileged to live; and for which I have reason
to be thankful, not least in the concern that one encounters amongst good
Looking back over the last 59 issues of the News, two
major themes have been pursued from time to time; one to do with the speed
of traffic through the village, and the other about political issues which
(in my view) pose a threat to peace, liberty, livelihood and the way of life
in the rural communities, Oxhill included. I have made reference to these
two themes elsewhere in this edition.
I pay tribute to and thank all the editorial "staff' whose help, in turn, has been invaluable:- Debbie, Sophie, Neil & Angela.
Welcome to George Adams who is taking on the Editorship of "The Oxhill News." I wish him well, sure that our splendid monthly Newsletter will continue to inform and enlighten our village.
Copy for the March edition should be given to Mr. George
Adams at "Karibu", Main Street, tel: 680286 by Monday, 24th
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