A new beginning

“Your soul senses the world that awaits.”

John O’Donohue

Advent, December 1, 2019, was the beginning of the liturgical year. Advent was the time to reflect and prepare our hearts to renew and accept the gift of God’s love in the Incarnation and await the second coming.

Then on January first, we welcome a new year and decade on the Gregorian calendar. It is a time for resolutions, to bid the old year farewell, and hope for better things to come

In resolutions, we acknowledge the needs of our hearts, the wants of our being, and the longing of our souls. We give thanks for what was, acknowledge the perpetual changes in our lives and attempt to walk forward in love. We must trust the unknown opportunities ahead of us and find the new dance that will become the new year.

And it is in hope that John O’Donohue writes, “Say goodbye to what was and welcome what is to come.”

Blessed 2020,
Deacon Jackie+

To read more from John O’Donohue’s book, “To Bless the Space Between Us,” click here to be taken to the author’s website.