Remembrance Day
November 12th 2017.

Let our thoughts and actions be on reconciliation and the future. 

2014 was the 100th anniversary of the first ever World War.
2017 is the 100th anniversary of the 4th year of the war to end wars.

This service does not glorify war. It is about two things, equally important, least we forget.

We recall and remember what war is about, what it causes, what it fails to mend. This so we know its futility and the importance of its avoidance. 

Further, we have a duty to recall and remember those who lost their lives, and worse, returned maimed in body or mind, most probably both, all so we can be free. We need to remember to appreciate that freedom. It should not be too difficult, the WW1&2 names are in front of us at every service, on the Memorial window to the right of the pulpit in Fintry Kirk.

The Poppy Day Appeal and 'Help for Heroes', whilst worthy and of vital importance to those they benefit, if anything, understate the case. It is not for nothing that most of those who served, do not talk about it. 

We need to appreciate the freedom they enable us, to enjoy every day.

In this, the 4th anniversary year of the first ever world war, let our thoughts and actions be focussed on reconciliation and the future.

As always, and particularly on this day, join us and know that you are welcome.

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