What is the central point in our changing lives?  The 20th century is widely regarded as the century which saw the greatest amount of change.  The 21st century may see even greater change.  Change was recognised also in ancient times.  In 560 BC there was a Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, who postulated that while everything is in a state of change, this change was not haphazard.  There was a pattern, a logic and a reason behind everything.  This was called the ‘Logos’ or the ‘word’ and Greeks (and Jews) began to understand this concept.  In trying to communicate effectively with the Greek world and inspired by the Holy Spirit, John chooses to use this concept in his Gospel.   Jesus is nothing short of the one who makes sense of everything.  He is the word of God.  Jesus is the word who is the creating, illuminating, controlling, sustaining mind of God which has come to earth in human form.  That is, the word became flesh.  Jesus is the central point in a world that is changing around us.  As we enter a new year and a new decade with all its changes, let’s rejoice in the fact that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.