New Year’s Message from The Vicar

Reverend Canon Andrew Gough - PCC ChairHave you heard about the man who moved into a retirement community to spend the rest of his life there? It wasn’t long until he had made a number of friends among the other residents. There was one lady he was especially attracted to, and she was attracted to him, also. So they spent a lot of time together. Finally one evening he proposed, asking her to marry him. The next morning he woke up remembering his proposal, but he couldn’t remember her answer. So he went to her and said, “I’m really embarrassed. I proposed to you last night but I can’t remember if you said ‘yes’ or ‘no.’” “Oh, thank goodness!” She replied. “I remember saying ‘yes’ but I couldn’t remember who asked me.”

Sometimes I feel that way about New Year’s resolutions. I tell myself, “This year I’m going to exercise regularly and lose weight. I’m going to do all kinds of things to improve myself physically and spiritually.” But then somehow I forget. Maybe you have that problem too?

So this year, I have a suggestion for a New Year’s resolution that we ought to be able to remember and do. Let’s promise ourselves and God that we will make a change for the better.

Canon Andrew