Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 is Here

Believe it or not, there are qualities to work on that are better and more life-enhancing than merely losing weight. To quote:
With the new year right around the corner, many of us make lists of physical things we’d like to change. Losing weight and exercising more seem to top many lists. Quitting smoking or drinking less may top others. Simplifying, organizing, and reducing clutter is another popular item. These are all good things and worth striving for.

Yet, in the second reading for this week, St. Paul offers us an even better guideline for making the coming year (and all those that come after) the best that they can possibly be. The Apostle to the Gentiles tells us: “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection.” (Col 2:12-14)

This is a tall order. I invite you to consider these qualities again: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness, and love.
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5 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy New Year!


Awesome post!


~ Gabriela ~

elena maria vidal said...

Happy New Year to you, Gabriela!

Julygirl said...

We can take baby steps toward that goal. Rome was not built in a day.

thetravelingpear.com said...

I always find your site so interesting! Full of wonderful details. Especially this post, which is so inspirational.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you!