From the Desk of Kevin Bernaga, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Leader

As we already enter into the second month of 2019, I cannot help but reflect on a Lifeteen blog article I recently came across discussing New Year’s resolutions.

It was only a month ago that we rang in the New Year. The time of reflecting on what happened in 2018 and dreaming of what 2019 has in store. It was the time for creating your New Year’s Resolutions in the mindset of “New Year, New Me”. Creating resolutions is great and very important because it reminds us that we can always better ourselves as students, children, parents, teachers, and overall human beings. However, it is also known that resolutions have a notorious reputation of also being forgotten about. That bring us back to the present. We are now a month within the year, and I wonder, how is your resolution journey going? Maybe you have been very active in sticking to your plan, and if so, that is great! Keep it up! Or, like me, maybe life has filled your calendar and distracted you, causing you to think to yourself, “What was my resolution again?” If this is you, know you are not alone! This presents a great opportunity to create a new goal for yourself.

But instead of creating yet another resolution or goal, the article inspires us to try to create a “theme” for the year. This theme must be something we choose after reflective prayer and discernment. A word that we can look back to when making decisions in our lives. What do we want this year to be full of? Some examples of themes are, A year of acceptance”, “A year of hope”, “A year of patience”, “A year of letting go”, “A year of joy”.

Whatever theme you choose, may it bring you peace and joy as we continue this new year together. Thank you all for your continued support of our youth, and please continue to pray for our ministry!