Joyful New Year!

May this new year be one filled with peace, joy, and prosperity for you, those you love, your neighbors, and your country. Each day, may you respond to God’s grace and seek to be more united to Him.

“Will you be able to keep from spoiling what has begun in you? / Will you always separate the right from the wrong?”

— from “Children” by Pope John Paul II. (See “The Place Within: The Poetry of Pope John Paul II. Translated by Jerzy Peterkiewicz, 1982, Random House, New York.)