Around the year 622 B.C. “the book of the law” was found in the temple in Jerusalem. (Perhaps this book was an early version of the Book of Deuteronomy?) King Josiah took this find as the model on which to base the reforms he was instituting in the kingdom of Judah. The need to reform, to renewal is perennial in the life of faith. The reform of Josiah reminds us that genuine renewal is not merely a launch into something new. Genuine renewal includes a recovery of the past, the foundations of the story of faith. “Back to the sources” was the basis of the liturgical renewal at Vatican Council II. In our own ongoing conversion we must recover the “first love” of faith even as we take the next steps into God’s future.