Quote for a New Year – Dag Hammarskjöld

My Pastoral Ponderings

For all that has been –
To all that shall be –

Dag Hammarskjöld

This has always seemed like a perfect quote to begin a new year, this year more than ever before! But this is a quote that is easier to post on a blog than to actually do. To thank God for all that has been, even the suffering and pain that we may have endured? To say Yes! to God for all that shall be, without any idea of what that might mean? This is the work of faith, and the work of a lifetime. It does not come easy, and can’t be done all at once. Day after day, we take up our cross in faith and in trust, and we follow the One who showed us how to live in faith, before dying to forgive us.

This quote is by Dag Hammarskjöld, a…

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