The society all around us is evolving and changing rapidly, sometimes too fast according to our perception, but the Church as a whole did not follow. It takes time to renew the Church, and that’s good, because this instils a feeling of security, stability that is comforting. But the point is, Jesus did not choose to stay put, comfortable and quiet, but he was rather somehow revolutionary, changing the establishment, infringing and reforming his own church rules.
So I ask again the question: as a Christian, what does a new year carry? What do we want it to carry? What would Jesus wish it to carry? This is worth pausing and pondering.
Through Baptism and Confirmation, we committed to proclaim, as much by our word as by our actions, the Good News of God incarnated in Jesus-Christ, to look for Christ to serve him through the people that we will meet and to love our neighbour as much as ourselves, and also to fight for justice and peace across all nations and to respect the dignity of the human being.
Considering our commitment, what would we like to undertake, change or develop in this New Year? Let’s recollect in prayers and ask God what he expects from us, from each of us. We are His church, His people: He will tell us and He will guide us all.
May 2015 be a blessed year for each and all of you.