Any new year is a natural time for reflection and resolutions, but 2021 is not the same as other new years. There is a collective longing for an end to divisiveness, disorder and disease. We are deeply desiring a fresh breath of creativity and calm. More than ever, we want to find a way to live faithfully and fruitfully and, as the old chorus goes, love God more dearly and follow Christ more nearly day by day.
We remember to start where we are. In an honest reflection on Living the Interruptions of 2020, Jean Nevills essay serves as a re-introduction to Developing a Rule of Life and Practicing the Presence of God.