Making a resolution to be a better me or to reach goals for health or wealth is the tradition of welcoming the New Year.

I don’t know what today will bring or the year will bring.  My question today to myself (and to God) is —  What am I called to do today?  Where do you want me God?  How do I continue the journey to You?

My first call is to give God the honor and glory for calling me into His light!  Called to be grateful that He came to save me, a sinner.  And with the knowledge of being a child of God go out into into His service, called to treat others as children of God (yes, even the mean people).  Forgiveness and love is the message of each day as God, Himself forgave and loved each person.  No one is excluded in God’s call to be with Him.  God loves me and God loves you!

Today in the Church we celebrate, Mary, the Mother of Jesus and I can take from her example to always be willing to answer God, “Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”[Luke 1:38]

The reading that I woke up to this morning was 1 Timothy 1:12-17 – St. Paul reminding me that God sees beyond my sins and has faith in me, in return I should make today a day for God, a Day for service to God and a Day to keep God in my sight.

May the New Year give me the confidence that God is believing in me and counting on me then each day will be a day of strength and growth and well-being.  And may I have the strength to face each day knowing God judges me faithful so that I will service Him!

A year for reflection one day at a time.



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