Rejoice always … – 1 Thes 5:16

Reflection.  Freshen your New Year Resolutions with joy.  We end the year where we began it, with the words of Pope John Paul II: “Christ came to bring joy; joy to children, joy to parents, joy to families and to friends, joy to workers, and to scholars, joy to the sick and elderly, joy to all humanity.  In a true sense, joy is the keynote message and the recurring motif of the Gospels … Be messengers of joy.”

Prayer.  Thank You, Lord, for a grace-filled year.  Thank You for the gift of joy.