We Resolve

31 Dec

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity in the finest sense of the word.” ~ Goran Persson

Making New Year’s resolutions is something that all people engage in at one level or another. When a New Year comes about, we look toward the past and at things that could have been done better. We look ahead at the clean slate that we have been given and think about what could be. And we make our resolutions.

On the eve of a New Year, I encourage you to make some New Year’s resolutions for yourselves. Make sure that some of the resolutions encompass your faith lives. And, for goodness sake, follow the rules of good resolution making: make them small, make them doable, and do not make too many of them. If you keep your resolutions down to a minimum number and make them realistic, you are practically guaranteeing success.

Last year was a year that people began coming back in many ways to the practice of their faith after a couple of years of distancing because of the pandemic. Maybe it’s time for you to think about what might have been dropped and/or lacking from the practice of your faith life. If you don’t go to church regularly any more, try adding that to your list. If you do not volunteer anywhere to help others, try adding that. If you do not pray as much as you used to, that might be another addition to your list.

There are many things that can be done in the upcoming year. Consider doing them.

FAITH ACTION: Make some realistic resolutions to live your faith in a deeper manner for the coming year.