Man is called to a fullness of life which far exceeds the dimensions of his earthly existence, because it consists in sharing the very life of God. 1
As I begin this New Year 2010, I am filled with hope and a renewed sense of purpose;
For I feel the presence of the Almighty within me, filling me up, strengthening me.
Gratitude has become a close friend;
I find joy every time I see her face in the world around me.
Beauty has revealed herself to me on the snow covered peaks of the Eastern Sierra mountain range;
She has made herself known in the orange and purple sunsets above the Northern California coastline,
And she has broken bread with me as I shared the love and laughter of family and friends over holiday meals.
As I begin this New Year 2010, I am blessed to see all the ways the Almighty shows himself to those who seek his face.
May the Lord of all hold you close to himself this day,
And may you find comfort in the warmth of his most Sacred Heart.
(1 )Encyclical Letter of John Pau II, the Gospel of Life; Evangelium Vitae