Serving the Word: 31st December


John 1, 1-18:

“In the Word was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not receive it. The Word was the true light that enlightens every man.


Today is the last day of the year.

A day in which thousands of things are intermingled: memories of loved ones, events that occurred and were celebrated, failures and pandemics that we did not expect, doubts, questions, adversities, moments of joy and happiness.

May the light that is the Word help you today to express two feelings:

* The first, of profound thanksgiving to God. Thank you for so many gifts and so many blessings received: people along your path, family members who love you, friends who accompany you, circumstances and moments that have helped you to grow and mature as a person of faith…

* The second is forgiveness for what you have not done and for what you have done not quite rightly. Put it also in the Lord’s hands with peace and quiet. He, who overcomes darkness and who enlightens every person, will enlighten you throughout the coming year so that you may continue to grow in following him and in his love.

Happy last day of the year 2020 and a happy beginning of 2021.


Antonio Sanjuán Marín, cmf



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