As I write this, I'm recalling the special coincidence on Christmas and now on the eve of the New Year: as I pray the 4 sets of mysteries of the Rosary, meditating on the Joyful mysteries on Christmas Eve and on the Glorious mysteries on Christmas Day was particularly fitting. The expectation of the coming of the Lord, the miracle of His conception, His birth among us and then His growing in wisdom (Lk 2:52
); then, the reason why He took flesh, human flesh, to lead the way to true life for all of us (Jn 14:6
), for no one has loved more (Jn 15:13
I can't help seeing the coming year through the same eyes: on its eve, with joyful expectation about the many graces that Our Lord blesses us with every day and, once 2006 has started, with jubilant confidence on the Master's love for His children.
I hope that y'all had a blessed Christmas and have a New Year filled with the peace that only Jesus can offer.