We look forward to a new year filled with many blessings from God. And may each of us be a blessing to others.
All things are in God’s hands and within his care, even though we don’t know how. Just as a parent cannot intervene and save a child from all the exigencies of life, so our heavenly Father does not save or remove us from the consequences of our sins, the wrong choices we make, or even the processes of nature. However, the tensions and tragedies of life cannot frustrate his loving plan and purpose. The new year will be like the wedding vows that say “for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.”
We know that 2015 will bring lots of possibilities and blessings, including new dreams, new opportunities, and new seasons of hope.
As Catholics, we are encouraged to read Scripture,
especially focusing on the readings included in our liturgies.
An easy way to find these and other Scripture texts is to link
to the site for the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops: Today’s