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Isaiah 42:9 See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.
At times the old thing has to die for the new thing to come alive. At other times, the new thing seems to be given birth from the previous thing, which has been foundational and can be cherished forever. And sometimes, the new thing seems to appear out of nowhere, although the seeds of it might become obvious much later. We are urged to see, to be aware, to be alert, to be open and responsive so that we don’t miss the new things God declares in our lives.
MOVING FORWARD: What new thing has God declared in your life?
Today the Church remembers Saint Barnabas the Apostle.