May God continue to bless each of us as we move into a brand New Year. This is a time to renew ourselves in God and in His son, Jesus Christ; a time to ponder our vows to them and think of new ways to live our lives in them. It is a time to think of our neighbors and ways we can help them to live better lives and to be enriched by ours, and for our lives to be enriched by theirs. As Paul often alluded, our lives are a race to be run, a race on a path leading to the acceptance of God’s unconditional love and to eternal life, a race to be run to honor Him in all that we say and do. Sometimes we fail, we trip, we fall, but always we arise and continue the quest. May God bless us all.

Brother Mark