Monday, January 01, 2007

new year's resolution

Last year my new year's resolution was to pursue this goal:

Love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength (Mk 12:30)

I can't imagine any other goal or resolution that could be any better, so as far as I am concerned that will be my resolution every year from here on out! Because we are also told that when you seek God, all else will be given unto you. So it's not about doing anything more or better or different, but simply resting and being in the place I am at, learning to love God more completely and truly, and letting that spill over into my life as I live it and those who share a part of my life.

So there you have it! It's been a busy couple weeks, working on this big project & I have to get back to it. Wishing true peace and joy in 2007 for all.

What I really wish is that we could eliminate the hatred and greed and selfishness around the world that leads to tragedies like war, bloodshed, rape, retaliation. And the resulting victims, the refugees and the poverty and disease. It has really gotten to me lately, and I've been praying how I can make a difference. It is just such a shame that our world has so much, and we apply our wealth so poorly because I know so many more problems could be solved with a bit of generosity and compassion. Nor am I here to solve all the world's problems, but those I feel called to help, I will try to.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

...The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." (Note plural.) A mystery there, is Jesus assuming that we grasp the notion of a healthy self-love, and practice it? Hmmm That lived notion alone might make for a better world, IMO.

Tom Finlay