Dear Ohana,Every year, people make New Year resolutions that they hope will bring them what they want to see a change in their lives for the better. However, many give up on their resolutions as soon as they make them. Change is not always easy, but they are possible. One resolution that we can all make is to love one another more excellently. Jesus said to his disciples, “I give you a new commandment, LOVE ONE ANOTHER.” This theme of loving one another is repeatedly taught by the disciples and all of Paul’s letters to each church he planted. Love one another more than you love yourself. Make room in your heart for one another. Do not be looking out for your own interests only. but also for the interests of others. These words are great guiding words and wisdom to help us strengthen our relationship with one another and toward God. Would you make loving yourself and others a resolution to live for? I know we can love beyond ourselves, and touch the lives of many Jesus is bringing along to you this year. Let us love more excellently! Amen!