So, it’s a New Year. 2020! The Internet is filled with New Year’s resolutions on how to get there – Ten Steps to a Better, Happier You, Five Way to Lose 5 lbs!, 100 Ways to Be More Creative. We love it when we can map it out – The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, The Eightfold Path, The Ten Commandments, the Four Spiritual Laws. Life is full of maps, guide books, steps, and techniques for living it better, for getting us where we want to go (or at least where we think we ought to be).
As I write, we have approximately 168 hours left, give or take a few minutes, to get Christmas right this year. Really right — you know, the Christmas cards mailed. The tree and lights and all the right ornaments up, the Dickens Villages and the family holiday heirlooms all in their places.
Do you know how to pray? Do you know how to speak to God in prayer, how to express yourself and verbalize the condition of your soul? Do you know how to listen to God, to open your heart to be in communion with your creator? Do you know why you’re praying, understanding it’s purpose and intent?