The new year provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our past and envision how we would like to shape our future. When we rely only upon ourselves for improvement, we overlook the one thing that guides us to true contentment and success. That, of course, is turning toward God to elevate our good works into great works.
When we recognize that everything is a gift from God shared with us freely and lovingly, our natural response is to reciprocate. Stewardship, therefore, is our gift back to God in appreciation for His providence and mercy.
Making New Year’s resolutions is a time-honored tradition. Let’s resolve to improve our relationships with God this year. Perhaps one of the best ways to express our love to God is by loving each other. This month, therefore, we shift our focus outward as we consider growing in charity toward others.