The day the Angel came probably started like any other day for Mary
She began the day a young woman who was engaged to Joseph but
She ended the day as the Mother of God.
Mary’s yes to God shows all of us how much our life can be changed if we say yes to God.
I don’t know about you but it will take me a couple of weeks to stop writing 2015.
Luckily this year it’s easy to change a 5 into a six
It’s important to remember that while we don’t change the number of the year with each new day.
Each new day is really the beginning of a new year.
and each new day is a new chance to change.
Each new day and each new year is a new chance to say yes to God like Mary.
Each new day and each new year is a new chance to forgive
To be more generous with our resources and our life.
Each new day and each new year is a chance to let go of old hurts, hurts that we’ve carried for way too long.
If you’re carrying something from the past that hurts you
pray God for the grace to let it go just let it go…
carrying all of of those feelings around doesn’t help you or the people that hurt you.
Each new day and each new year is a chance to live healthier and happier lives.
Each new day and each new year is a chance to live holier lives
This year in particular we have a chance to both experience the loving mercy of God and share the loving mercy of God with others
Yes this year the church is calling us to be more merciful ourselves.
Merciful to those who hurt us
Merciful to those who just can’t seem to get their act together.
Merciful to those who are addicted
Merciful to those who deep down are so disgusted with themselves that they don’t think Mercy is even an option for them.
As we start this new year and as we start every new day we have reason to hope for a better live.
Just like Mary’s life was radically change with her simple yes
our live can be radically changed with our Yes to God.Happy New Year Everyone !