This morning at church I was struck by this last verse of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. It seems to me an ecumenical prayer for all of us for the year ahead:
O come, O King of nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind.
Bid all our sad divisions cease
and be yourself our King of Peace. Refrain
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.
Whatever faith or higher power you ascribe (if any at all), may 2018 bid all our sad divisions cease and may we truly find peace.
Blessings to you all!