Not many things are more comforting than a New Year’s Resolution made and kept. In addition, not many things are more discouraging than a resolution broken. This year I am determined to bring out a source of spiritual achievements within myself. Normally a New Year’s resolution is not a tradition that I hold close to my heart because it never last past January 31. However if I find that deeping my bond with the Lord this New Year’s it will be harder to break the resolution. Welcome to my spiritual resolutions, my brothers and sisters, may you all find comfort in the Lord this year and may no spirit be broken.
Daily Devotions: Sometimes I forget what it feels like to be still and to rest in God’s love. His love flows through a silent car ride or sitting still listening to the waves crash on the shore, but daily devotions does not have to entail a trip to the beach. Sometimes all you have to do is just close your eyes. Say an “Our Father” and exhale.
Forgiveness: Every one of us takes up a cross. There will be trials and persecutions for all of us. This year forgive someone, even if it is you.
Pray: Pray for someone you do not even know. Pray for the person you see at gas station for a safe travel wherever they may be going. Pray to Our Lady with a “Hail Mary” for your co-worker. Pray for all the souls in purgatory on days, you cannot think of anything to pray. You never know when you may need a prayer in return.
Value: Think of what the word “value” means to you. Is it your children? Your parents? You? Bring it to Mass with you.
And last but not least, for me, is Holy Orders: Get involved in a community filled with love. Surround yourself with positive brothers and sisters, be that person someone cannot wait to see in a nursing home, or join a study group. I am learning more about St. Teresa of the Andes and the nuns. In addition, which I did not list is trying to pick a Saint for a month and studying their prayers. I love learning about the canonization of Saints, some of them where just like you and me, a sinner. They overcome and overcame!!
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