Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wishes, horses, resolutions

In the New Year's Eve day edition of our diocesan weekly, Bishop Callahan urges Resolve to build God’s kingdom in the new year. Or at least start on it.
I would enjoy knowing that all of us are resolutely resolving to go to Mass every Sunday as much as we may want to shed extra pounds and quit smoking.

That is not as encouraging as he intended it. How about being as resolute on going to Sunday Mass as in watching the Packers.
Perhaps resolving to spend 15 minutes a day in quality prayer, or resolving to pray the rosary each day, or even carrying the rosary in our pockets or purses would be the kind of thing to get us started.

Though some contemporary parish Christian Formation programs probably involve more laps around a labyrinth than around a rosary.
Then again, I’m not trying to get you to think up ideas as much as I’m trying to get you to take some great action that will take you into the new year with some concrete, positive action that will benefit your soul.

One non-great action might be picking up the parish bulletin and the Bible and reading each day's Scripture selections.

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