The newspapers, the radio and the television continue to give us detailed cover of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. So we know it in detail. But what do we learn?
Indirectly, we are able to look at our own society and, while being aware that nothing is perfect, we are able to applaud western, democratic societies. We are free, we have our basic rights, and we are entitled to hold the views we choose. I wouldn’t like to be a Russian. For people of my age, and older, there is the memory of 1939 when Germany, under Hitler, drove us into major war. But even then we did not have the danger of nuclear weapons which threaten all human beings in the world. You don’t need to know my view of Putin, because you share it. If we can do little to change the situation, we can at least play a part in looking after Ukrainian families who need our help. And we can pray