Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year! - 2014 - Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God - Resolutions

Our Lady of the Unborn - Blue Army Shrine, Washington, NJ
Today is the first day of the new year!  Attending Mass on a day dedicated to the Holy Mother of God is a beautiful way to start the new year!  We can also start anew not only with the New Year's resolutions most of us have already made but with daily resolutions we can make.  These daily resolutions will be easier to keep because it expires at the end of the day.  Then at night, when we make our examination of conscience, we can see the areas we need improving and it will facilitate making our resolution for the next day.

As always, we must rely on God for His help and guidance.  Alone we will surely fall and become discouraged.  So, make a resolution, pray for the grace to keep it and trust in God. Remember also to invoke the help our our dear Blessed Mother.  She will not let us down.  If we fail to keep our resolutions, let us not become discouraged and give up but focus instead on the Lord and resolve to try harder the next day.

May our Lord and Lady grant you and your families a very blessed new year.


Ann P said...

Beautiful message to start the new year. I like the idea of being accountable each day for our resolutions. It has been said that God gives us every opportunity of carrying them out.

Esther Gefroh said...

Ann, thank you for sharing that!