So, when we wake up on New Year’s Day, we can go ahead and turn the calendar page and get excited over the prospects of a brand new year. We can also hit the Bloody Mary’s to alleviate our hangover symptoms. But far more than that, we can rejoice because we are deeply loved by a Mother who is, not only Mother of God but also our Mother.
All during Advent, we read, talk, listen, and write about holding back on the Christmas celebrations because “Christmas isn’t here yet.” But all through the Christmas season we should read, talk, listen, and write about keeping the celebrations going because Christmas isn’t gone yet.
Imagine what could happen if we took all that’s good about us and resolved to expound upon those gifts in 2015. On New Year’s Eve, instead of making a list of all the rotten things we want to get rid of, how about making a list of all the wonderful things we want to accentuate?