Seizing the New Year

Today I begin again. Again. This new year had a new impetus for me yesterday. It was the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord and the end of the Christmas season.  Jesus Christ was born to came to bring me humanity into union with God. St. Paul explains that,

“when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir.”

Gal. 4:7

When I was baptized, I entered into the Life of Christ and became a child of God in actuality. He is my Life and my Light: I shine with his light which I must transmit by through everything I do and to whomever I come in contact with. I am to emanate Christ in some small way in my small corner and throughout the world, making it a little better, holier. This is what my mission is, what it means to be a Christian: his mission is mine. The love of Christ impels me to pray, read, study, teach, work, design graphics, utilize social communications media, enjoy film, be a better son (in my relation to parents and to God), be a better brother and friend, and (to) just be. —My new year’s & every day’s resolution—.

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