Happy New Year

What will 2008 bring? Eight years ago we were supposed to be slain by the millenium bug. That turned out to be a non-event. No one can possibly know the future. Life is one day at a time and no one save God knows the future. I know I’ll be getting older, but getting older doesn’t have to mean getting narrow. I hope that I continue to grow in the new year. I hope I continue to be open to new learning and insight. I wish everyone who reads these words a happy and blessed New Year. I wish for an end to war. I wish that my own country would be released from the bondage of militarism, covert action, and oligarchy and that we would return to our place as a beacon to all who love freedom. I wish that the United States would turn its swords into plowshares and use our wealth to bring peace rather than war. We have the capacity to do just that. I wish that our political process would be less political and more concerned with the welfare of our world and its people. I wish that we would celebrate our diversity and see that as an expression of the Most High.

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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1 Response to Happy New Year

  1. Paula says:

    Happy New Year dear Don.:-)

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