I never make a resolution for the new year, but each day in my life I strive to gain strength in the areas where I am weak. I have been reflecting on my life during the past year, and want to be a better person today than I was yesterday.
It is sometimes hard for us to admit that we have certain weaknesses and short comings. And we don't have to share this. But I find that each time I share there is always someone else who is struggling with the same things and we help one another .
I don't know how to love others that do not seem to measure up to my standards. A wretch un-done am I. I pray, O Lord, please help me to love others more than myself.
Help me to give wholeheartedly of myself to those in need and to those who are the unlovely; to those who I might find less-than.
I pray for forgiveness if I find myself looking down on others.
I do not want to think more highly of myself than I ought to, and I pray for cleansing and to filled with the Spirit of God that I may not judge another. I'm also praying that I will do unto others as I would have them do unto me.
Now back to the quilts at hand.