HAPPY NEW YEAR A New Year is a time for reflection upon the past, and commitment to the future. Our Faith is a faith in the future – the future God and ourselves will forge together for our own lives and for the world. Our Faith is a faith in God’s New Beginnings, who always redeems and heals the mistakes and tragedies of the past and launches us confidently upon the paths of the future. Our Faith is faith in a God who walks with us through dark threatening valleys and light-filled joyous mountain tops – and helps us see the creativity and beauty of both! I wish you every blessing this new Year – let us together make it a Year of Communion for Mission, a Year of Contemplation, a Year of Friendship with our Emmanuel, our God who walks always at our side in our hearts.