Happy New Year, Zephyrs!
In ancient Rome, the god Janus was the lord of doorways and thresholds and gave January its name. This first month of the new year has always been a time for the old to give way to the new, to look back with clear eyes about the successes and failures of the past year and to look forward to the new year with hope and resolve.
“Behold, I am making all things new” Revelation 21:5
As this verse from Revelation tells us, all things are made new through our faith in Jesus Christ. Indeed, as Catholics and Christians, this change is not” a nice to have” or a goal for down the road. No, our faith must change us. We are called to conversion. The church uses the word metanoia to describe this process, this change of heart. God has a plan for each of us; let us embrace, in this new year, the opportunity to better understand His plan and make the necessary changes to align our life to it.