Each year many people spend New Year’s Eve recalling the previous year – looking at the graces and blessings. The year of 2016 ends formally at midnight yet 2017 has already begun in many parts of our world. Whether you are looking ahead or looking back take some time today to sit quietly and thank God for all of the joys, blessings, trials and difficulties of life. Take the time to recall that our God is with us every single day of every single year. Our God graciously gives us the grace of new things, fresh starts and new beginnings. As we move from one year to the next let us always remember to have grateful hearts and to know deep in our inner beings that our God is a God of love and compassion always and forever. Happy New Year’s Eve!
Pat Schifini, OSU