|Image from Diocese of Down and Connor, Ireland. |
Used with permission from the
Office of the Irish Bishops' Conference.
For the Bosserts, it will probably be a year of great change. There is a very real possibility that we will be moving before the Year of Faith is over.
Not a move across town.
Not a move to a bigger house.
Not even a move to down-size.
A move away from family and friends and school and parish and everything that we know. A move out of state. A move out of the Midwest.
We don't know anything for certain yet. A fitting beginning for the Year of Faith.
We don't know if we will move. We don't know when we will move. We don't know where (exactly) we will move.
I don't know what I will do. Will I teach? Will I write? Will I speak? Will I go back to school? Will I be a stay-at-home mom?
Will I have too much time on my hands or will it be a lot like my life here. More to do than I can possibly get done - except by the grace of God.
Welcome to the Year of Faith. And so it begins...
I think women are good at this "not knowing" - it's kind of like being open to life. One little plus or minus sign means that everything is about to change.
I can do this faith thing. I don't give myself enough credit. It's all wrapped up in one word. Yes. May it be done unto me according to your word.
Spiritual pregnancy. Women get it intuitively.
I think I will throw myself into this Year of Faith. No holds barred. Yours, oh Lord, without reservation.
Yes, Blessed Mother, I'll do whatever He tells me to do.
Who knows what might happen - everything, anything - from nothing, to a change of venue, to a change of purpose, to a change of heart.
Faith is exciting. Anything can happen when we decide to abandon everything to Divine Providence.
Welcome to the Year of Faith.
You are about to give birth to Mystery.