As a new year dawns, everything is the same –
The world bound into its history and struggles, as we ourselves are bound.
Yet it’s also true that we stand at a threshold,
the new year not yet shaped,
leaving a great forming power in our hands:
what shall we do with this great gift of Time, this year?
May we remember that whatever justice, whatever peace and wholeness
might bloom in our world in the new year,
they will be brought about by the hands, hearts, and minds
of ordinary people: frail and fallible,
determined and courageous,
who move forward together, shaping the world we dream of.
The new year offers new ground for the seeds of our vision.
May we plant our dreams well, faithfully, and in joy.
~Kathleen McTigue, Director of UUCSJ