“If you seek spiritual enrichment in the coming year, then don’t let yourself fall into a dull slumber of inattention to what really matters. Engage yourself in your spiritual development and allow the Holy Spirit to transform you from the inside out. Don’t seek instant results from God like he was an ATM machine. Seek and thirst after him. Don’t fret about how distant He seems. Commit yourself to live the life He has provided for you through His Church. The Church is given to us for our benefit.”
(Deacon Haralambos Joiner,  post at St. George in Greenville SC)