I was struck by the Pope’s simple message when illuminating the Christmas Tree in Gubbio. He said: “This large tree is made up of many lights. The last wish that I would like to make is that everyone may know how to bring a little light to the places where they live: in the family, at work, in the neighbourhood, in towns, in cities. May each of us be a light for those nearby; may we step out of the selfishness which often closes hearts and makes us think only of ourselves; may be give a little attention and love to others.
Every small act of kindness is like a light of this great tree. Together with the other lights it is able to illuminate the obscurity of the night, even the darkest.” To the Pope’s wish, as mine for the new year, I would add “May the world allow that one of these acts of kindness is for men to offer cock to each other.”