We have completed the preparation time of Advent and the celebration time of Christmas. We now look to a new year of grace and blessings! At this time, we often make resolutions for the New Year. How long do they last? It may be better to plan for one area of growth in our relationship with Jesus! What do we need to do to deepen this relationship? Some ideas could be: regular participation in Sunday Mass, being more patient with our family, taking time to guide our children in their relationship with Jesus, or just simply taking some time each day to pray. It is better to focus on one change in life rather than a whole list that we will soon forget! Take time at the beginning of this new year to determine what plan will be best for your spiritual growth. Write it down and review it periodically during the year!
By Betty Larson, OSB