by Noris Capin
Welcome to a new
At the end of the old year, I have had the impression that life is shortened, that it has come and gone like the waves of the sea that leave their traces on the shore. I do not know for sure how the three hundred and sixty-five days passed, however, I feel that I have been born again because each day is a new beginning that is expected with hope. It is a time of wealth, of projects, of new intentions and aspirations, of plans to carry out, always with the virtue of making a difference in our lives and that of others.
Has the same thing happened to you? I think that God gives us that feeling that floods us at the beginning of a new year and fills us with enthusiasm and love for life. He encourages us to do new things, to overcome past anguish and makes us understand that we are his chosen creatures.
You and I experience sensations in this new dawn and new feelings that invite us to be better human beings. We think about the resolutions and changes planned in advance (since we know that not all of them will come to pass) but, at least, we feel that hopeful emotion that lives within us whose joy will lead us to daily excellence.
God opens the way for us before we reach our destination, clears it of thistles and vermin, paves it for us with sensible and tangible decisions when we wake up and not fall asleep on the important things that we must watch out for._cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_
The paths to be traveled may be difficult and rocky, sometimes full of thorns, but, at some point, and without realizing it, we see the hand of God hastily saving us. However, when passing through those paths, almost blindly, and after crossing the occasional deep river, God guides us and directs us with his immense power, keeping us from all evil. Because, God, wants the best for each human being who inhabits the universe, however, he does not give the free will to have freedom and know how to guard it.
How many decisions will be rejected by men, how many impediments will block our visions of a good future? How many disappointments will take away our sleep or clip our wings? Is it that we will forget to be better human beings by changing the idea that others do not matter? Who can doubt that in the history of our life, everything is reduced to the trivialities that we ourselves are composing, in our rapid walk, or in brief endless chapters, but that in the end they mean nothing?_cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_
In this new year, in which we are walking slowly, without any haste because the first winds of the year are fresh, without that urgency that disconcerts us and haunts us, we are going to make a pact with ourselves, taking each day for what it is, always hoping for what it is. best of our determinations and conclusions, firmly. In this new year, in which everything seems to be new, but in reality everything remains the same, I would like us to make an effort to look at life in a positive way, without fear of making a mistake or unexpectedly going down an unknown or habitual path. without hesitations and questions, but always with your head held high, with dignity...
Let's make good use of the time that God gives us, learn to pursue our plans for the future, apply each opportunity based on the truth and not lies, learn the rules of life so that no one deceives us or diverts us from the right path.
The Word of God says in Philippians 3:12-14 the following: I do not want to say that I have already achieved everything, nor that I am already perfect; but I keep going with the hope of reaching it, since Christ Jesus reached me first. Brethren, I do not say that I myself have already reached it; what I do do is forget what lies behind and strive to achieve what lies ahead, to reach the goal and win the heavenly prize that God calls us to receive through Christ Jesus._cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_
In this new year that is beginning, how much life is ahead! How many opportunities will surprise us? How many promises will knock on our door to revive us in faith, in justice, in the honesty of every man and woman who follows the mandates of God's law or ignores them?
It is up to us to choose which path to follow, which route to take, which course to adopt so that Holy God may go before us like a waving flag or a light and so be it.
That is what the Word of God says in Philippians 3:15-16: All of us who already have a mature faith must think this way. If you think otherwise about anything, God will make you see this too. But yes, we must live in accordance with what we have already achieved.
Happy New Year 2023, it is my wish for all of you and may the Holy God always bless you in spirit and truth.