Instead of making several resolutions, as has been my custom since Y2K, I'm making just one: I will memorize the gospel according to Luke (according to the NRSV translation).
This should take me about four verses a day. I'll post those verses here via a link to the Oremus Bible Browser for those who are interested. I may comment on the verses (or my process of memorization) as well.
This resolution is inspired by my friend, Cody, who memorized the gospel according to John (which is the longest of the four canonical gospels by far). I choose the gospel according to Luke because it has been my favorite of the four gospels for at least ten years. It is, more than the other gospels, a portrait of Jesus as one heals. Healing, or helping make whole, is an activity that I've been told I have a knack for, and I'd like to explore that part of my vocation through this task of memorization.
I remember one of my college English professors, a fiery, intensely intelligent, Irish Catholic woman, suggesting to the members of my English class that we should each memorize one literary work in its entirety. Dr. Colleran, I was paying attention!
Wish me luck.