Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Year's Eve

Today, December 31, 2019, we celebrate the last day of the year.  The day is often celebrated with getting together with others and parties that last through the night.  Many people will brave the elements and gather in Times Square to watch the magnificent ball drop ringing in the New Year.  Some people take time today to reflect on the past year and from their reflection make resolutions for the year to come.  However you mark this day doesn’t really matter what is important is that you take time to look back and celebrate or mourn what has been and move forward looking happily on what will come.

These days have certainly been filled with many hardships and difficulties as well as triumphs and great successes.  Our world has seen great pain in the last few weeks and this extreme hatred must come to an end and we must live the way that Jesus taught us to.  There is no room in our life for hatred or lack of acceptance.  Every human person is created with dignity given by God.  There is no room for blatant hatred, racism and lack of understanding in our world today.  Each one of us has to work toward mutual acceptance and the willingness to forgive those who have wronged us. 

Let us pray…Jesus, light and bringer of light. Jesus, bringer of life and healer of the wounds of sin. Jesus, reconciler of broken relationships.  May Your light shine in our lives, and may we each become Your light for others.  As this New Year dawns may we radiate Your love to others in all we do, say and are.

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