As we enter into this brief period of Ordinary Time between the Christmas Season and the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, our color is GREEN. The color GREEN invites us to grow in grace, service, and discipleship in Christ. God will provide us with many opportunities to grow. This will include challenges and storms that we will have to face. In fact, the storms and rains we have experienced lately have turned the brown mountains GREEN. May the GREEN that we see all around us inspire us to stay open to God’s graces that allow the seeds of faith to bear great fruit in this New Year.