“He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins
of any, they are retained.”
–John 20: 22-23
Meditation – Step 7: Make it Easy to be Good and Hard to be Bad
We said our goal was to give practical spiritual resolutions to start the new year. This week is simple. It’s two words – Monthly Confession.
Make monthly confession a part of your spiritual life. In the hectic nature of our modern lives, having the intention and actually planning it is half the battle or more so let’s do it right now. It takes about 15 seconds to schedule it.
Receiving the gift of mercy will transform your life and your spiritual life.
We started this New Year’s series by saying that the secret to a happy
life is to live a holy life. Let’s resolve to make 2017 our happiest and
holiest year yet!
Prayer for the New Year
Remember us, O God; from age to age be our comforter.
You have given us the wonder of time, blessings in days and nights, seasons and years.
Bless your children at the turning of the year and fill the months ahead with the bright hope that is ours in the coming of Christ. You are our God, living and reigning, forever and ever. Amen.
—From Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers