Meditation for the Lunar New Year

Meditation for the Lunar New Year

By Father Bernard Holzer, aa


At the end of this week, in communion with millions in Asians, we celebrate the Lunar New Year. During this special week, the liturgical texts invite us to meditate on the first chapters of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, to meditate « the story of the heavens and the earth at their creation ».


They tell us God’s visions for humanity, God’s vision for a new year:


“God created mankind in his image;

in the image of God he created them;

male and female* he created them.

God blessed them and God said to them:

Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.

Have dominion over the fish of the sea,

the birds of the air, and all the living things

that crawl on the earth.”


Let us find time to reread quietly Chapter 1 of the Book of Genesis, and to ask God to inspire us for the beginning of this Lunar New Year. What can I do to save the creation, the environment and mankind?

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