As we move past the holidays into this new year on the calendar, it may be a good time to reflect on what the past year was like in our spiritual lives and what we would like to see happen in the new year.

What has been a part of your life in the past year that slows you down in your relationship with God?  Is there growth in your life that you would rather not have - a growth in the opposite direction from where you wish to go?

You may have accumulated too much baggage that you've been lugging around far too long.  It may be time to unload - drop a few leaves and prune some useless branches.  It's a good time to shed anything that binds you to your stubborn ways.  Without pruning some things in your life, there can be no growth.  Think about it.

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Fr. Frank Coens, OFM