One of my favorite children’s books is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. In one scene, Anne Shirley is striving to do and be her best, but she constantly falls short. She is an optimist, however, and she concludes, “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.”
As we write the final lines on 2020, most of us are hopeful about the new year being somehow kinder and gentler than what we’ve known these past twelve months. Whatever happens, though, I am certain God has gone before us, and will provide all the strength and courage we will need, if wew but seek His face, and blessings beyond what we can imagine.
I’d like to leave 2021, and you, my friend, with a quote from my favorite poet, T.S. Eliot, who wrote in Little Gidding:
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
May God bless you and your loved ones at this time of new beginnings.
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