A Spiritual Reflection of New Years Resolutions
By Renee Villa, Campus Director of Spiritual Care
In past years on New Year’s Eve, I would pledge to lose weight or control my anger. As I left a gathering after midnight, I found that my car was frozen; I would lose my temper and break my resolution less than an hour after I pledged it. (The weight speaks for itself.)
I’ve since used this quote from scripture as a guide for a virtue that I hoped to grow in for the upcoming year as this was more manageable.
I also found “forgiveness” was the key to unlocking these virtues.
“Forgiveness doesn’t excuse a behavior. Forgiveness prevents a behavior from destroying your heart.” –Anonymous
“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” –Little Prince
“Forgiveness is giving up the hope of a better past.” –Jack Kornfield
“The only way you can learn what forgiveness means is by receiving it and by giving it.” –Renée villa
“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…And let the peace of Christ control your hearts..” –Colossians 3: 13
Have a Blessed New Year!!