“But challenges can bring out the best in us, individually and as communities.
“Our Diocese here in the Church of England has a new strap line: ‘living, loving, learning’. It’s a good approach to take into the New Year.
“Jesus shows us how being confident in God’s love helps us to keep living, loving and learning, whatever challenges the months ahead throw at us.
“So may we both be blessed and be a blessing for others. Happy New Year!”
The Right Rev Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford