Jesus answered them,
"I told you and you do not believe.
The works I do in my Father's name testify to me.
But you do not believe,
because you are not among my sheep.
My sheep hear my voice;
I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life,
and they shall never perish.
No one can take them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me,
is greater than all,
and no one can take them out of the Father's hand.
The Father and I are one."
Today is the Feast of the Dedication of the Church; together with last Sunday's celebration (the Consecration of the Church) it marks the beginning of the Maronite liturgical year. So it's a good time for us all to take stock and consider what steps we will take to grow over the next year.