Today is a day of new beginnings, just like 365 days ago. Many of us will make resolutions we intend to keep to make us better people. Some we will keep for a month or so, others only for a week. And that resolution not to eat snacks between meals? That may not make it through the second football game today.

What if we had resolutions that would change our souls for the better? Wouldn’t those be the ones we should strive to keep? Christopher Hale, writing for Time magazine, wondered what resolutions Pope Francis would suggest for 2015. He came up with three.

1. Have a big heart open to God and open to others.

2. Find joy and share it with others.

3. Become poor for the poor.

I think this would keep us busy for all of 2015 and beyond.

Click here to read the entire article by Christopher Hale.