It’s that time of year again…we hear everyone asking us about our New Year’s Resolutions. Looking back on 2014 did you grow in your faith?For 2015 do you have a plan to grow in your relationship with God? My hope and prayer for the new year is to put spiritual growth at the top of my New Year’s Resolution list…what will be at the top of yours?
VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis met before Christmas with Vatican employees, mostly lay people with families, he asked them to do 10 things. The list sounded remarkably like suggestions for New Year’s resolutions:
— “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”
— “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.”
— “Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.”
— “Be careful how you speak, purify your tongue of offensive words, vulgarity and worldly decadence.”
— “Heal wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness, forgiving those who have hurt us and medicating the wounds we have caused…
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