Our New Year's resolution could be: To sail across the sea.
In the words of Father John,* a Russian monk now in Heaven:
"This earthly life of ours is truly a sea of ups and downs, and our little boat has to go through various misfortunes, with danger of shipwreck. Nevertheless, we must not be depressed. With God's help let us try to sail across this sea and reach the quiet shelter of the Kingdom of Heaven."
Blessed New Year!
*Born in 1873 and died in 1958.