Almost every year I feel a sense of eagerness as we begin this New Year of the liturgical calendar and the four weeks of preparation towards the celebration of Christmas.

Almost every year I find myself at the fourth week having failed in my good intention to be more faithful in prayer, more attentive to the needs of others and more grateful for my many blessings.

Finally these failures make me more aware of my need for God to come more deeply into my heart, into my life and into our world.

Praise the Lord

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