Looking for advice and suggestions to help you live out your New Year’s resolutions? Start with the wisdom of the Saints!
“During this new year I resolve to begin a new life. I do not know what will happen to me during this year. But I abandon myself entirely to you, my God. And my aspirations and all my affections will be for You. I feel so weak, dear Jesus, but with Your help I hope and resolve to live a different life, that is, a life closer to You.” – St. Gemma Galgani
“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them—every day begin the task anew.”
– St. Francis de Sales
“Never forget that there are only two philosophies to rule your life: the one of the cross, which starts with the fast and ends with the feast. The other of Satan, which starts with the feast and ends with the headache.”
– Ven. Fulton Sheen
“When one day I resolved to practice a certain virtue, I lapsed into the vice opposed to that virtue ten times more frequently than on other days. In the evening, I was reflecting on why, today, I had lapsed so extraordinarily, and I heard the words: ‘You were counting too much on yourself and too little on Me.’ And I understood the cause of my lapse.” -St. Faustina
Questions For Reflection:
Will my New Year’s resolutions help me grow closer to Christ?
Am I doing something to challenge myself in 2020?
What practical steps will I take to meet my goals?
Who will hold me accountable for my actions?
May the LORD bless you and keep you!
May the LORD let his face shine upon
you, and be gracious to you!
May the LORD look upon you kindly and
give you peace!
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