News does not stop. But we choose to put aside those things which trouble us, as much we're able. Sometimes we just look away even from really important things. Another series of pictures of barrel bombs in or around Aleppo. More information about killing in the South Sudan, the news from Berlin this week.
And we look away, especially when we want a peaceful and satisfying Christmas unsullied by grim reality. It is amongst those on the edge, on those ignored, and amongst persecuted believers that I've most clearly seen the glory of God in this last year. A glory that chases away the fear of terror, the power of death, and the economies of injustice, and presents a path to a more just, a more Christlike world.