Hope Springs Eternal
I have to admit to feeling a bit down this morning upon the realization that Christmastide is over and we have now entered Winter Ordinary Time (insert sigh). Driving to the office through the snow, I reflected that this part of the liturgical year is almost too well-named.
Indeed, the first “ordinary” days of work and school after the Christmas season are always tough. In addition to the reluctant return to routine, those of us...
You Say You Want a Resolution?
The year turns, and it’s time for us to take stock.
But taking stock is not enough, as you and I well know. Once we’ve sized up the previous year, we need to make resolutions. Once we know what’s working well, we pledge to make it even better. When we see something that needs to be changed, then we make like a linesman at a bowl game – and we plow...