Traditionally New Year’s Day is a time for resolutions and instinctively we know that we are people that try to do things better either improving ourselves, our attitude, our world. A New Year is a time of new hope, a time of new life and a chance to begin again. 2018 comes to an end and is over and 2019 is just about to begin and lies ahead of us. It is God’s gift to us that we can try to be kinder and happier people and so what we do with it is our gift to God. Mary, Mother of God, will be an inspiration to all in treasuring the way of light and peace in this world.