This is the time of year –when one year slides into the next – that we think of all the things that ought not to be but are…and all those things that ought to be but are not. It is why people talk about -and sometimes make - New Year’s resolutions. It is a time when people, just for a moment, dare to hope that things can be different, that we can actually have new beginnings. But, like Camelot, the ideas and resolutions and hopes soon seem to fade away. BUT WHAT IF we really could have –and live in – New Beginnings? What would it look like? How would it feel? What difference would it make? Because we can; it is a gift of God to us…right now, at the beginning of a new year.