2017 has been a tough year for our world. We have watched in horror as North Korea and the United States have played a frightening game of escalating war of words, threatening the world with which president has the bigger ego and who has the most threatening weapons. We have seen horrible mass shooting and bombing attacks in Bangladesh, Cairo, Manchester, London, and Las Vegas. In Australia here we have just come through a bruising postal survey campaign on same sex marriage and all of the politicians in parliament seemed only concerned to prove to us that they are not as bad as the other party. The gap between rich and poor seems to be growing all of the time. Yes I don't think 2017 will be remembered fondly by too many of us.