By Sister Vicki Bergkamp, ASC

The New Year holiday has become a celebration of transition in our lives, transitions we make each new day, each new week, each new month, and sometimes much more often.

It’s so easy to talk about transitions and how we look forward to a new year, assuming it will be better. I think it does demand some soul searching and honesty, though. What is it in our lives that we would like to be different? What can we do about it? Are we open to changes that will make our lives “better” or do we really just long for sameness.

I often make New Year’s resolutions, but seldom really prepare myself for the change I need to make in order for these resolutions to work. I think I’m in the stage now that I just don’t make the resolutions. Maybe that is being honest or maybe it is being lazy.

What about you?

  • Do you make – and keep – New Year’s resolutions?
  • What would you like to change in your life?
  • Are your goals bite-sized and doable or too encompassing to accomplish?

In any case, celebrate this New Year and may 2019 be a very good time in your life. Use 2019 to give yourself some new life by allowing change to be part of your reality. Our God often does write with crooked lines.