Thoughts for New Year Resolutions

This is the time when many are making New Year Resolutions. The following text is something we could reflect on and pray about as we make our resolutions for 2021:

We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great perils and great promise. To move forward we must recognise that in the midst of a diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the people of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations. (Preamble, Earth Charter)