Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's Been a While... 365 Days Worth

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
It was 2013.

As the waves of time roll on we often forget about the graces of the past.  It's easy to get caught up in our thoughts and activities in the now.  It's also sometimes easier to see the difficulties of our past rather than the blessings.  It's also sometimes easier to worry about the future and how things will turn out rather than remembering that the same good God Who took care of us last year, and the year before, will continue to protect, guide, and bless us.

Yes, oftentimes we haven't deserved those blessings.  Perhaps you've had a tremendous change of perspective recently or a conversion of heart and you're able to look back more easily than most and see how God has blessed you often in spite of you!

Can we just be grateful to God? Can we at least be just towards Him and give Him what is due to Him, namely, our gratitude? Can we ask pardon for past mistakes and sins while asking Him to brig a greater good out of them? Can we replace last year's negligences and evil with greater love and adoration in this new year towards such a good Father? Can we be more resolute in praying for others instead of forgetting to, or, even worse, deciding not to?

I think a good new year's resolution would be just giving God what is due to Him.

That would be your entire life.


And that's just the minimum requirement of justice! So we should never boast about being better than the next guy because, frankly, we all fall short.)

What would God's new year's resolution for you be?

Is there a sin He wants you to get rid of? A virtue you need to work on? Do you need to pray more? Go to Mass more? Make a weekly holy hour at he local adoration chapel? Who do you need to forgive? Who does God want you to love?  What has He been asking of you for so long and will you finally respond now?