As we begin 2023
Beloved in Christ Jesus:
We have just crossed the threshold of a new calendar year. 2022 gave way to 2023 as Christmas faded all too quickly into the background and we either rejoiced or bemoaned the outcome of College Bowl games. In one sense I feel like I am frequently starting some “new year”. Like you I live with multiple and overlapping timetables. Think about it. We have the calendar year, the liturgical year, the school year, the conference year, the fiscal year. These are but a few of the many calendars you might live with. Oh, did I mention the start of specific athletic seasons that define the calendars of some? Add to all of these and those specific to you the starts and finishes you live with because of family members.
We are always starting some “new year”. When we do we hope...continue reading