New Year's Day Resolution 2009:
Wishing for “world peace” has become a comic cliché attributed to vacuous beauty pageant contestants. But that’s what I want. And what’s more, I know how to get it, because my friend Jesus gave me the inside-scoop. He tells me our strange and troubling times offer the greatest opportunity to find true peace, if we look through the panic and search it out. God promises far more than bridge loans and flat screens. He promises us a peace of heart and mind impervious to the crisis du jour. The closer we draw to God, the more our hearts’ desires come to reflect his. As we become more aware of what God wants from us and for us, our worries come down to size. And peace starts breaking out all over.