No Resolutions Here, Rather I’ll Start a Revolution

I was sitting in Mass on New Years Day, and I was as surprised as any to find myself there to be honest, I am not a dedicated Mass goer.  However, I woke up on the first day of 2016 and a little voice in the back of my head was whispering: “go to mass, there might be something there for you.” And so I got up, groggy as we had gone to bed at 2:30 AM after a full night of family gatherings, little children shenanigans and well everything that comes along with those two things, enough said.

I got dressed and hurried out of our hotel room, as we were on vacation in Florida.  The mass started and I was sleepy, so very sleepy and started to regret listening to that little voice, who the hell is that little voice anyway?  But I started to really focus on what the priest was saying to not think of my tiredness, and then I heard it, this young priest said exactly the nugget of wisdom that had called out to me that morning, and the whole reason why I had to be there: “let’s forget about resolutions, instead lets start revolutions.”

At that point I hadn’t even thought about what my new years resolutions would be if any, but it struck me right then and there, that I wanted to start a revolution, a personal one that is.  I wanted to listen and explore who that little voice was, I want to get to know that little voice.  I started to look back and think about all the times that I have listened, really listened, meaning I have actually done what that little voice says, and I can’t think of a single moment when I regretted following it’s instructions.  So, who then is that Little Voice? Where does it come from? How does it know?

I don’t know, but that my friends will be my personal revolution of 2016, I will get to know, and hell, maybe even become besties with the Little Voice.

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New Year’s Fireworks. photo credit: gabynarvaez