A New Year Full of Light

As we creep towards a new year, with no real idea what is around the corner, I just want to sincerely wish everyone a year filled with light, and — from that light — a measure of peace. In the Office we pray “in your light, we see light…” and yet we are never blinded by Christ’s light, even when it transfigures ( and as Peter, James and John might tell us, transfiguration can be scary).

“Of his fullness, we all have a share…” So I wish everyone a year of that. Even if what we glimpse within the gleamings, and take for instruction, is difficult (and whether the difficulty is the shared kind or the deeply personal) let us walk by the light, in the light, until we lose our worst selves — let it burn away like so much dross — in order that some of His light might be seen in us. I really do hope and pray for peace, for all of us, in all ways.

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness
and the darkness has not overcome it.

Merry Christmas. Happy New Year.

About Elizabeth Scalia
  • lisahendey

    Love this. Thank you!

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  • Win Nelson

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • CarolHS

    Thank you, Mrs. Scalia. I know we will never have peace between nations, or peace between people as long as we are in this world, but, thank God, we can have peace that passes understanding in our hearts.

    “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 24 and 25

  • http://scott-wilmot.squarespace.com/ Scott C. Wilmot

    Dear Elizabeth, thank you for a year full of wonderful writing. You are always at the top of my blog list. May God bless you abundantly and give you the inspiration to wow us again this year!

  • Peggy m

    Thank you, and happy new year to you, too. And thanks for some great song recommendations (Ben l’Oncle Soul/ SevenNation Army; that Hawaiian stuff from The Descendants…)

  • RigelDog

    Thank you.