May our Lord Jesus Christ, and God our Father, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)
Let’s make four quick resolutions for this school year.
1. Whenever I open my mouth to speak, my words will be both true and kind.
2. When I get home, I will work on my homework before I watch t.v. or play a video game. No matter what. ‘Oh, but today, I’m tired, and and I don’t have all that much homework…’ No. ‘Oh, but that assignment isn’t due for two weeks, a week, a couple days, so I can put it aside and watch Judge Judy.’ No. Homework first–before t.v., before games.
3. Every day, I will pray. Every day. Even if it is just, ‘Lord, I’m sorry I didn’t pray earlier today, and now I’m tired and it’s time to go to bed. Help me do better tomorrow. Our Father…’
4. Now, I know pretty much everyone had these three resolutions in mind already. 1. Speak kindly and truthfully. 2. Diligently do my homework. 3. Pray every day. But here’s a big one to work on this year. We’ll work on it together. Here is it:
‘This year, I will go to Confession at least once…’ At least once? No. At least once a… semester? No.
This year I will go to Confession at least once A MONTH.