As this year moves forward I am realizing more and more that a life without God is an afterthought that has plummeted into the abyss of a theoretical black hole. I refuse to have a life without God. I refuse to live up to the standards contrary to God’s ever-speaking Word. If I am seen as a monastic minded religious fanatic, then let it be so. If I am to be a true disciple of Jesus the Christ, let me live a life that loves God far more than anything or anyone. I must, as Christ said, “Beware the leaven of the Pharisees”, because, as Paul said, “a little leaven leavens the whole lump”. My motto for this year is “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all of His righteousness, and all of these things shall be added unto you”. Amen.