December Comments from the State Chaplain
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A Light to the Nations
We just started a new year in the church calendar, and at the end of this month, we start preparing for the beginning of 2017. This is a great time for all of us. With the spirit of Advent and Christmas, we can reflect on what we were or were not able to accomplish this past year and how we are going to move on with new resolutions for this coming year.
All of us are embarking on this new journey, whether we like it or not, whether we are ready or not, with its ups and downs. Every day and every year is different. Sometimes we might feel high in our spiritual life, and sometimes we might feel we are not connected, but the most important part is to remember that God is always there to carry and support us in this journey. He is faithful to His promise (2 Tim. 2:13).
This Advent season should be a time for all of us to prepare the manger, our hearts, and our minds for the celebration of the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ and walk throughout this coming year close to Him and His teachings.
On this liturgical cycle, Cycle A, the Church asks us to focus on the Gospel of Matthew which is the first Book of the New Testament, not because it was the first book written, but because it makes the bridge between the Old Testament and the New Testament. In his twenty-eight chapters, Matthew persuaded his Jewish audience that Jesus is the Messiah expected, the Anointed One, the descendant of David, and founder of the Kingdom of God. The prophesy of the Old Testament is fulfilled in Him.
In this New Year of 2017, we are able to continue growing in our relationship with God and with others. May we continue spreading the Good News to those in need by words and deeds. May we continue finding ways to be A Light to the Nations in this society and to the world with our Order of the Knights of Columbus.
My best wishes to you and your family this coming year. May the Love and Joy of the Holy Family of Nazareth accompany you throughout this coming year.