Year-End – A Meditation on Time:
End of an Year –
Today is the time to thank God for time given,
to hold a time for review.
There was certainly some moments of difficulties this year …
and all of them we bring to God.

What events have shaped it?
What have we achieved? What has failed?
What changes have there been?
Where are we today?

A year … it’s not just a few days…
It’s part of our personal life.
What moved us this year?

Last year, many things happened…
some of them were spectacular, some others not so.
What affected me particularly?
(Silence …)

As a devout Christian, the past time of the year was a gift from God to deepen my faith.
Whether I had a special experience of faith?



In Ephesians we read, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord, Giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God and the Father:” (Eph 5:19-20)
We have thousands of reasons to thank God …

I thank God,
… Because You personally love and protect me.
… Because of You I am alive.
… Because I always find people who like me.
… Because (despite some questions) I can believe in You.
… Because even in pain and disease, You opens a chance, to love you deeper.

Yes, my God, I have thousands of reasons to thank you …
In words and in deeds … With my life….
Because you are my life giving breath…

Lord of seconds, minutes, hours and years.
You have given me so much time.

I beg you not to give me more time.
But I ask you a lot of patience.
I ask you, that I may find time – for You and me, for the good of my brothers and sisters.

I ask you to care me that I’m not wasting my time.
Lord of our time, bless me this day!
Convert my time into a healing one. Amen!

Fr Thomas Kalathil
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