Happy New Year! St. Ignatius might view this as a valuable opportunity to make some practical spiritual resolutions: incorporate the Examen at a regular time into your daily prayer, set aside some time just for you and God to have conversation, recognize God’s presence in your everyday living, find more ways that you can serve others. You might tap into one or more of the convenient online sites and/or apps for daily reflection: Jesuitprayer.org, Loyola Press’ 3-Minute Retreat, ‘Pray as you go’ app, and others. This writer commits to starting and ending each day with gratitude for many blessings realized. At the end of a very challenging year, we have just celebrated the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, the light of divine love. May this great gift prompt us to recognize God’s grace in His unfailing love and constant presence, to strengthen our personal relationship with our Savior and Creator, and to be filled with hope.