Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 31 December 2017 – 6 January 2018
“Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.”
Every first day of January, I read about comments on Facebook on having a new blank 365 page book which represents an entire year with days as its pages. This time, at the final day of this year, I want to do something different: Instead of looking at a new blank book looking forward to what we will be writing on it, it will be looking backwards on the pages of that book we have written before writing on the final page.
Year-end is always dramatic. We tend to look back at everything we have done in the previous year and see what we have learned, gained, lost or changed on ourselves. It is like watching a movie again, this time with the important scenes highlighted.
Our past year is filled with everything. It is a roller coaster ride. Of all the measures of time we humans use, the year is always the most dramatic – for it is the longest. Changing years is like changing a calendar but instead of just dates, we also leave our memories behind and face the future with hope.
On this final day, before we write the last page of the 365-page book we had, let us pause for a moment, thank God for everything that we have received, for the lessons we have learned and reflect on the things we have lost. His guidance will never fail us as we again fill up another 365-page book. Tomorrow’s the first page, let’s write something great on it!
Make every day count.