“Children, it is the last hour.” As we come to the close of 2015, this reading speaks to our situation. It is time to take inventory regarding where we are now as compared to 2014? How are our relationships with God and one another? Are we better off and different from a year ago? What worked and what didn’t work this past year? We need to answer this question truthfully, honestly. It’s time to make a resolution to do better in 2016, the Year of mercy.