New Year 2016 Message By Fr.Provincial

Reflection for New year 2016

Dear Friends in Christ
We stand on the threshold of a New Year and a New Beginning. So,
tomorrow as we get rid of an old year and look forward to a new one,
we all try to be a little like Janus. This is indeed a time to reflect
and think about what the past year that has just ended has brought and
what the New Year lying right ahead of us could bring. So, the
beginning of a new year provides us with an opportunity to reflect on
the special gift of time:
We recall the events of the previous year and express our gratitude to
God for all the good things that have happened, all the while being
aware that there have also been sad and painful experiences and
perhaps sinful realities for which we feel sorry, and also the missed
opportunities for which we regret. It is a time to reflect, to stop
and analyze, to take stock of our priorities, values, pursuits, and
goals. Through soul searching questions we find that a review of the
past year naturally leads to setting goals and resolutions for the New
Year. But most of all we joyfully celebrate the promise of a new set
of months with new opportunities and happiness, and we try to be
hopeful in spite of uncertainties and unknown threats lying ahead.
Today therefore, is a day to pray for God’s blessings upon each one of
us as we proceed in the New Year with fresh resolutions. Yes, it is
God’s blessing we all need on this first day of the New Year.
I also wish you a grace-filled New Year, thanking God for you and
others like you, who have unfailingly guided, accompanied and
supported us. I also ask pardon from God and all those we may have
hurt through our words, actions, and failings. Entering into a New
Year of grace and promise, we revisit Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato
Si, and unite in celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Laudato Si
invites us to take care of our environment, as stewards of God’s
creation; and in this Jubilee Year of Mercy we are called to be
channels of forgiveness. The mercy we have received today constantly
challenges us to move beyond ourselves, our boundaries and barriers to
become agents of peace in our broken world. As our gift to Child Jesus
this Christmas 2015, we commit ourselves to care for God’s creation,
bring healing to nature, seek forgiveness and strive to build bridges
of reconciliation between nations, peoples and creeds as we enter the
New Year 2016.
We all need a fresh start now and then. Let’s welcome the year which
is fresh and new. Let’s cherish each moment it beholds and celebrate
this blissful New Year. May God gift you a style to convert your dream
into reality in this New Year. What the future holds for us, depends
on what we hold for the future. The life of Jesus begins with Mary.
Therefore, it is appropriate that we begin the New Year with a Feast
of Mary, the Mother of God. May the blessings of Emmanuel abide with
us throughout the New Year 2016!
God bless! Live Jesus!
Fr. Baby Ellickal MI

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