As the new year lurks closer, I am reminded of the importance of creating some time and space to reflect on the past and plan for the future. I read yesterday that Ignatius of Loyola one day was walking along a river bank and found himself immersed in God. As he reflected on his experience he grasped that “God’s plan is really a project that each person on earth contributes to; what God HOPES in us rises in our consciousness and, by God’s grace, to free enactment.”
This resonates with my own experience for I believe we ARE CALLED to be Women of HOPE and in our hopes the plan of God is revealed and made manifest. I look forward to a day off from work tomorrow to savor some time and space to reflect on this past year and welcome God’s plan and hopes for me for the new year.