Today is my birthday - I am 42.
In the lectionary, the reading today is one of my favs - Matthew 11:28-30:
28"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. 29Walk with me and work with me--watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. 30Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
Living freely & lightly - hmmmm, there's a hope for the coming year.