Happy (Sacred) New Year!

The events of life are now planetary and we must become planetary persons. We must vow to grow in wisdom and stature, to become persons of size, with large souls rather than cramped partisan spirits. In the turning year, we remember the great certainties that undergird all change, captured in the words of a hymn that sustained me during our son's cancer treatments.

            Great is Thy faithfulness,

            Great is Thy faithfulness,

            Morning by morning new mercies I see,

            All I have needed Thy hand has provided,

            Great is Thy faithfulness,

            God unto me.

New Year's reminds us that there is a graceful movement amid all change. All will be well if we follow its moving image into the new day and the new year. God is with you in the New Year!

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    About Bruce Epperly
    Bruce Epperly is a theologian, spiritual guide, pastor, and author of twenty one books, including Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed, Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living, and The Center is Everywhere: Celtic Spirituality for the Postmodern Age. He may be reached at drbruceepperly@aol.com for lectures, workshops, and retreats.