Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fullness of Life



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

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful reflection to start the new year. I'm assuming the picture is from your trip--it's gorgeous. -- JK

tbtamartin said...

Without experiencing such joys with friends and family it is hard to find the "gift" of gratitute...in this post you have expressed it perfectly! As I head off to mass this evening...my gratitude for God and wonderful people to share will be in my heart and prayers...to carry us through our New Year! xxoo Barbara Martin

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

And may the Lord hold you close all year. Happy 2010!

Anne said...

Welcome back, I've missed your posts! This is achingly beautiful! How I wish I could see those mountains and coastlines and praise God for them as well!

God bless you in the New Year!

Daily Grace said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I took this picture of the mountain range behind our cabin. When the sun shines over the tops it is breath taking.
God Bless