January 5, 2020 – Pastor’s Keyboard

Pastor’s Keyboard:

This is the last year of your life!  Or at least it may be.  If you knew this was your last year of life, how would you live it?  Would you plan to pray more?  Would you be more giving to charity? Would you spend more time with your family and less watching tv or internet? Would you finish some of your projects? Would you drop other projects?  Would you take more time to appreciate the beauty of Nature?

How would you live this life differently then you did in 2019?  Would you read more scripture? Pick up a new hobby? Visit with old friends?  For most of us this year will not be our last, but for some of us it will be.  For most of us, we are going to be given another whole year to prepare ourselves and our families for our final judgement. Whenever someone tells me they are going to make a major change in their lives I always ask them to list the steps that will lead them toward that change and that can help them to persevere.  If they can do that, they will have a fighting chance of seeing it through. If not they will most likely start out well and end quickly.

My prayer for you and for me is that we take these first few days of 2020 and really plan out the steps to live this year well, not just for a better 2020, 2021 and so on.  But most of all that we might be well prepared to head home to the Fathers house, having loved each year as our best year to know, love, and serve the Lord.  So how would you live this year differently if it were your last year of life?

Your a brother and father in Christ,

Fr Scott

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