A Prayer and Resolution for the New Year!

“The Sower” by Vincent van Gogh, 1888

If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and will also probably commit great faults and do wrong things. But it certainly is true that it is better to be high-spirited – even though one makes more mistakes – than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength; and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much; and what is done in love, is well done.

–Vincent van Gogh,  Dear Theo:  The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

A happy and blessed new year to all from all at New Ways Ministry!

January 1, 2020

3 replies
  1. Friends
    Friends says:

    May great blessings surround and support our devoted editors and contributors, who devote so much time and effort to this compassionate mission. In the immortal words of Charles Dickens’ Tiny Tim, “God Bless Us, Every One!”

  2. Richard W. Reid
    Richard W. Reid says:

    This statement by Van Gogh is profoundly wise:
    As Fr Karl Rahner, the great German theologian of the last century, said near the end of his long and highly productive life, “I should like to have had more love and more courage in my life.” Live generously, lavishly, unafraid of making mistakes or personal embarrassment: explore and live fully who you are, the person God created.

  3. Tom Bower
    Tom Bower says:

    Thank you for the grace you share each day with we readers. To spread the gospel message is one of our great callings and you do it with a generous love.


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