It is always a time when we look back,sometimes with regret or sadness for lost opportunities,or for the loss of loved ones.
It should also be a time when we look forward to new adventures,new opportunities,new people coming into our lives,and for those of us with faith a hope that this will be the year we truly manage to follow our Lord faithfully.
maybe that is your new years resolution or maybe you have gone for something more frivilous.Is this the year you gain promotion,lose weight,find the love of your life or make more time for those who matter in your life.
maybe as yet you haven't thought about the new year and what it might bring,because the last year has been so traumatic.there is the hope that 2012 will be better but slight dread that things can get worse.
Whatever it is you want from your life,nothing can come without hope and faith,God has promised us he will provide all that we need and more,we only have to ask.To do that we need to establish a good relationship with him,like all relationships it needs time and effort,you reap what you sow.
I wish you a wonderful 2012 with your faith strengthened ,your family and friends gathering around you,good health or the patience and resilience to cope with whatever comes your way.
Most of all I wish you love,peace,hope and light and a stronger understanding of the road God wishes you to travel,and I pray he will give you all that you need to fulfill that.
Bless you all.