Examine 2014 before our New Years Resolutions


As this year secular year closes there is little to rejoice except for the graces Our Lord has bestowed upon those who remained united with Him in grace. The struggle for one’s salvation and the salvation of one’s family demands a tireless effort and the assistance of God’s intervention. Going it alone means the lost of acknowledging He is in control and knows what is happening and will happen. No one knows tomorrow but God; and no one can be prepared for tomorrow’s trials and tribulations unless God give the grace. To say that I survived the day and will survive tomorrow is not realizing that I did not survive to fulfill God’s plan for me, but only He did not call me out of this present miserable existence—perhaps giving me another day to choose to fulfill His divine Will and obtain the grace of salvation for myself and those I love. Therefore, if we make resolutions for the coming year (perhaps already on the First Sunday of Advent—the beginning of the Church year), may it be a resolution to cooperate with God’s grace by fulfilling His Will perfectly in our lives through the acceptance of our responsibilities as Catholics and in accord with our vocation, be it sacerdotal, religious, or laity.

As always, enjoy the readings and commentaries provided for your benefit. —The Editor

Father Courtney E. Krier

Examine 2014 before our New Years Resolutions

By Joseph

It is always prudent to examine our past as we start off the New Year.

Were we judgmental before knowing all of the facts?
Were you aware that foolishness is sinful?
How much gossip were we involved in?
Were we honest with ourselves in 2014?
How much charity did we express among the Brethren.
Did we show our love for the truth?
Did we put private revelations above the deposit of Faith?
What did we do to help the Faithful foster Unity last year?
Did we check the reliability of a story before forwarding it to others?
As 2014 ends remember we are one year closer to Our Death and one year closer to Christ’s return on  Pentecost Sunday or Saturday depending what part of the world that your in at the time. One must remember that the Lord cannot return until the one world secular democracy and pluralistic interfaith gospel spreads through out the world. Right now the Muslim resistance remains the biggest problem.