“Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.” I have uttered this so many Sundays and it’s always the “left undone” part that strikes me. We leave so many things undone. I in particular leave many things undone. That card I intended to send to a friend having a hard time, or that trip to the park I planned with the kids but skipped when I got waylaid on the couch. That thought provoking book I borrowed from the library and then watched TV instead of reading.
It’s simple; not quite a word of the year more like a concept. This year, 2019, I will not leave things undone. It’s time for me to move past best intentions or good ideas and to start really thinking, followed closely behind by speaking and doing. I’m not going to let another year go by with nothing but daydreams and the bare minimum left at the end of the year. This year will come to it’s close with truly fulfilled thoughts words and deeds.