7 Ups for the New Year

Happy New Year!!!  from Msgr. Colletti, Fr. Kern and the Cathedral and St. Casimir Parish Staff
7 Ups for the New Year (Adapted from Rev. Walter Schoedel)
1) WAKE UP--Begin the day thanking the Lord. It is His day. Rejoice in it.
2) LOOK-UP--Open your eyes to the Lord Jesus. Ask for his strength and blessings for the day through the anointing of his Holy Spirit. After all, he is your only Savior.
3) DRESS-UP--Put on a smile. It improves your looks. It says something about your attitude. It enables Jesus living within you smile at others.
4) SHUT-UP--Watch your tongue. Don't gossip. Don’t be judgmental. Say nice things. Learn to listen to others with love. Be sympathetic.
5) STAND-UP--Take a stand for what you believe. Resist evil. Do good. Have the courage of your Christian convictions by practicing what you believe. 
6) REACH-UP--Spend time in prayer by talking to God with your adorations, confessions, thanksgivings and supplications to the Lord and by listening to Him by attentively reading the Bible and by applying its message to you life.
7) LIFT-UP--Be available to help those in need--serving, supporting, and sharing. Try to find Jesus in others and serve him who lives in others.