Reflective Moments January 2020

The god, Janus, has two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward. As I muse with that it seems an appropriate symbol for a new year. An invitation perhaps.

As I look back at the year just past, are there things I did that enriched me and others? Are there things I wish I had done differently? What are my regrets? What did I learn from them?

As I look forward, what do I want to carry with me into the new year? What doors would I like for Janus to open for me? I name some of them: Goodness, Kindness, Charity, Clarity of vision,

Thoughtfulness, Fewer judgments. I am sure there are others; however, if I can achieve those my heart will approach conversion.

This is what I pray for as I go with Saint Angela to the feet of Jesus.   

By: Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU


  1. Mary Rose Stephenson

    Thank you Sr. Marietta. Appreciate your thought-filled reflections. And tonight, as it seems we have slipped over the precipice into war with Iran, reflection on our future while hopefully learning from past seems more needed than ever. Prayers for cool minds as we enter a very dangerous 🙏 time.
    I also so enjoy friendship with Pauline. And enjoy whenever you visit.

  2. Judy Mann

    Sister Marietta there is not a day goes by that dont think of you prayers that you are well

  3. Pat Wathen

    Perfect questions for a new year vision; “Seek and you will find” Jesus told us. Thanks Sr. Marietta for focusing on questions that lead us to discoveries.

  4. Gail Ratti Curran

    Thank you, Sister Marietta, for your reflection on the new year! I loved your image of going with Saint Angela to the feet of Jesus. We are companions on this journey. Blessings upon 2020.

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