New Year's Resolution: Being More Present to Discover All is Gift
In the time since I received this news, you might imagine my outlook on New Year's, future, and resolutions have all dramatically changed. You see, in thinking about resolutions I always assumed that my life plan was mine to determine. As people of faith we know better don't we? Not my will Lord, but yours.
Every day brings me new challenges, like not being able to drive anymore, or needing help getting dressed and preparing meals. It's become more difficult to type, and yet here I am dictating these words into technology that changes them to text. The dramatic change in my life has resulted in an even more dramatic change in my relationship with God. I am more prayerful. I am truly grateful each day for every breath I can take on my own, every person that I encounter, and every action I take that somehow helps another person, all of these gifts from God. I find great hope as I experience God's love through others. As my physical strength declines, my spirituality has grown stronger thanks to family and friends. God is indeed good. So this year, my New Year's resolution is to be fully present in each moment, looking for joy and hope in that moment, and knowing that God is holding me in the moments that are most challenging. I fully intend to keep this resolution!
I continue to be inspired by all of you and the work you do. I pray that this new year brings you joy, good health, and great satisfaction. Peace and all good.
-Dave McKeown, JustFaith grad