“Do not despair,
thinking that you cannot change
yourself after so many years.
Simply enter into the presence of Jesus
as you are and ask him to give you
a fearless heart where he can be with you.
You cannot make yourself different.
Jesus came to give you a new heart, a new spirit,
a new mind, and a new body. Let him transform you
by his love and so enable you to receive his affection in your whole being.”
God bless this new year!