A whole new life is possible.
When Scripture tells us not to remember the “things of old,” it is not really a matter of forgetting, but of not living as slaves of events that are no longer there. We must stay with what was good and take advantage of even the mistakes made for our growth and maturity. It is, in fact, a new chance to start over and be born again by the grace of God. Yes! It is possible to have a whole new life, full of peace, courage and joy. A new beginning is possible at this very moment, because God is with us, because Jesus is alive and gives us His strength to start over. The difference is precisely here: if we used to rely on our energies, we can now begin again with the “power of God”, “by the power from on High,” which is the Holy Spirit. It is from this certainty that our hope springs; and hope renews the heart.
God bless you!
Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of the Canção Nova Community