In this last week of January, I look back on the first month of the new year 2022.
I call to mind the growing light after the winter solstice, and remember the seeds of life under the frozen ground.
Yes, there have been dark grey days, but I remember the occasional moments of bright blue skies and look forward to more in February. I listen to the myriad of tiny birds chirping in the bushes and let them foretell the arrival of my red breasted friends, my first sign of spring.
GK Chesterton tells us that: "The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul."
In this COVID time of human suffering with disease, extreme climate disasters, and growing poverty, I am using all that is around me to cultivate a "new soul" of hope to share in love with those I meet.
Sister Rosemary Fry
Previous Wisdom Wednesdays
- January 19, 2022: Pray for Unity
- January 12, 2022: Have You Heard the Voice of God?
- January 5, 2022: Epiphany
- November 3, 2021: Fallen Leaves and Saints
- October 20, 2021: All Saints Day & All Souls Day
- October 13, 2021: Blackwater Pond
- October 6, 2021: Death is Not Forever
- September 29, 2021: In Nature
- September 22, 2021: Sleeping in the Forest
- September 15, 2021: Season of Creation
- September 8, 2021: A Sharp Turn in Our Journey
- August 11, 2021: An Invitation From Jesus
- July 21, 2021: Cannonball Moments
- July 14, 2021: Consolation and Desolation
- July 7, 2021: Who is This God You Seek to Serve?
- June 30, 2021: Praying with the Gospel Stories
- June 23, 2021: Walking the Path of Life
- June 16, 2021: A Saint for Strong Willed People
- June 9, 2021: God's Flowing Love
- June 2, 2021: I Will Not Leave You Comfortless
- May 26, 2021: Celebrating Our Beginnings
- May 19, 2021: Before the Cannon Struck
- May 12, 2021: The Fruit of Jesus
- May 5, 2021: A Branch of Jesus
- April 28, 2021: Living One Day at a Time
- April 21, 2021: The Blessing of Pope Francis