How to be grateful and find God: Homily for January 1, 2023
It is so much fun watching parents as the await their child. And it is so rewarding when parents observe their children, well, being their children. How amazing and wonderful it must be to see all of the good things that arise. I suspect many want to savor that moment forever.
Parents find ways to do this. Some parents of times gone by had the baby shoes of their children bronzed. Today it is more likely parents take pictures of their infants at various stages of their development. Mary, it is noted, treasured the experiences she was having in our heart. Experiences, of course, with God, but also in the joy of a new mother.
This year, perhaps think of two ways you can grow in your relationship with God. First, ask yourself in each situation, “Where is God in all of this?” And, seek to be grateful for all good things in your life.
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