New Beginnings

December 31, “New Beginnings–Each and Every Day” St. Melania the Younger John 1:1-18

Everyone is amped up for a “new year” with all of its possibilities. For me each day is a new day, a new year–with all of its possibilities. Each day brings moments of resurrection. Last night sitting here reading and working on a newsletter I received a phone call from a young guy named Scott. He was in town visiting from Ohio and he thought of me. Scott said five years ago after the death of his mom he was walking down Polk, depressed, thinking of using drugs, giving up on everything, and this “strange guy” offered to buy him a meal. He said that in those two hours that we were together his faith was renewed, and those moments gave him hope in the days to follow. His story gave me hope for the New Year.

And so as we begin the New Year this “strange guy” will continue to do as he has done for over twenty years simply hang out, feed people, listen, celebrate the Sacraments, and be content to live the words of Paul:

“As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.”

Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

Everyone on earth could be fed easily because we currently grow more than enough grain to feed ten billion people; our current practice of feeding this grain to untold billions of animals and eating them forces over a billion of us to endure chronic malnutrition and starvation while another billion suffer from the obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer linked with eating diets high in animal foods.Dr. Will Tuttle

Prayer Circle for Today

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