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Ponderings from the Parish Associate - January 2022

Happy New Year 2022

We measure the passage of time in our lives by certain landmarks. There are numbers associated with years that have special meaning, such as birth, marriage, death, and traumatic events. As we look forward to a new year with the number 2022, we wonder what will be the landmarks it will provide.

Over 4,000 years ago the ancient Babylonians are credited with marking the new year with celebrations and promises. These promises included affirming loyalty to the king, to paying of debts, and returning items that they borrowed. Today some of us make what has been called, “New Year’s resolutions.”

The definition of the word “resolution” is to find an answer or a solution to something and is from the noun “resolve”. The noun is defined as a firm decision to do something. Whether you do indeed make resolutions, I would encourage you to be a bit introspective and to identify what you intend to do to answer the calling of God on your life and how you will demonstrate that commitment with your actions.

~ Rev. Dr. Fred Leasure, Parish Associate


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