Every year brings surprises, but 2016 may set a record. In the biggest news of the year, Hillary Clinton wasn’t elected president of the United States and Donald Trump was, thus reshaping our nation’s entire political landscape.
It was a year of populist uprisings around the world and the year that Britain voted to leave the European Union. Terrorist attacks continued, including a weaponized truck attack on Bastille Day in France. In Europe, a refugee crisis grew even larger. In Syria, the heartbreak continued and in Turkey a coup was defeated.
2016 brought the deaths of many, including dictator Fidel Castro, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The biggest surprise of all came when the Chicago Cubs broke a century-long streak of losing to win the World Series. Seriously.
We can only pray that 2017 will bring good news for us all.