“For me the teachings of Christ and my own personal accountability before God provide a framework in which I try to lead my life. I, like so many of you, have drawn great comfort in difficult times from Christ’s words and example.
“I believe that the Christian message, in the words of a familiar blessing, remains profoundly important to us all: ‘Go forth into the world in peace, be of good courage, hold fast that which is good, render to no man evil for evil, strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, help the afflicted, honour all men.’
“It is a simple message of compassion… and yet as powerful as ever today, two thousand years after Christ’s birth.”
Queen Elizabeth II, Christmas Day 2000 (here)