It's a fitting tribute to 2020 that we only managed one blog post last year, at the very beginning before the world began to unravel.
However........(here imagine many deep breaths and peaceful thoughts) , time has not stopped, we are still here and ... here we go again - Part 2!
In reality, this is the second New Year that we celebrate, the first being back in December with the first Sunday of Advent, when the church calendar reset. Certainly, 2020 gave us reason to focus more on the liturgical calendar. It was enormously helpful to be able to "look up" or in Biblical terms "to raise our eyes towards the mountains", to remember a greater reality than the one in which we were walking for several months.
Let's hope that we are wiser and not just older in 2021. Let's hope that we take the good experiences from 2020 with us and we heal from the bad. Let's hope that the "new normal" translates into "healthy normal" and "better normal" for our families and community. Let's hope that 2021 really is a Happy New Year.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.