“A new day, a new beginning, a new life in Christ” – after 30 days of silent prayer this past summer, our Lord’s words to me were music to my ears. It was a long but necessary spiritual journey. I desired God to look into my heart and reveal what was broken or wounded and heal it; and he did. Thanks be to God. Our Lord is always willing and yearning to bring us to wholeness so that we can truly be happy; but happiness requires us to make some changes in our life and change as we know is difficult. One of our seminary professors once gave a homily entitled, “Change today.” He shared how he often would “catch” the train on the way to the office and standing in front of the station entrance was a young man who was poor and homeless with a paper cup in his hand shouting, “change today.” Reflecting on his experience, I think this poor, homeless young man begging for arms was Christ himself. However, it is not monetary change that he is hoping or longing for but a change of life; our life into his. Just think about how many things or interactions compete for our time and attention every day. God is saying, what about me? What can you change today to make more time for me?