Our intentions for week 1

We begin the New Year by reflecting on the words
of the psalmist: “Why are you cast down, O my soul,and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God…” (Psalm 42:5). There is a struggle within the soul of the Psalmist – a struggle between hope and despair. In addressing this struggle, the Psalmist dialogues with himself and urges himself to reject despair and put his trust in God. As we begin the New Year there are many of us having the same struggle in our hearts.