It’s December 31 once again. A new year is waiting at the threshold to be welcomed. It’s time to bid farewell to 2011…
I’ve always found the passing of time rather surreal. In just the blink of an eye, all the pain, passion, sorrow and joy that had been so excruciatingly intense when I was going through them have somehow been dissolved and absorbed into the fabric of my life. The intensity is no more, and yet the effects of this year’s experiences have all left their indelible marks on my soul.
God’s lessons for me this year had been on surrender, obedience, acceptance, and fidelity. I feel like Jacob, having wrestled with God and prevailed. This entire year, I have wrestled, fought, and bled in ways that only God and I know, and it has brought us closer together.
In 2010, my relationship with God the Father was healed. This year, through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, I have a deeper and more intimate knowledge of Jesus. Will 2012 be the year of the Holy Spirit for me? Only time will tell. But this I know for certain – that God will give me every grace I need to know him more intimately, love him more deeply, and follow him more closely.
Ultimately, that’s all I need to know. :)