I follow after a perfect savior and for that I'm truly thankful. I have focused on the word, 'Character" this year as my word for 2016. I have taken great note of my own character, the character of others, and the character of God. I have not liked at times those that chose to be forgiving when I wanted them to be more harsh. I have liked a lot those who have chosen love over hate and encouraging words over judgmental speech.
I have taken great note of the things that this world, especially our country has to work on, such as racism, biggotry, and oppressive language. I have also taken note that while some may speak as if they were the voice of the whole, the whole does not choose to follow the path of destructive thought and behavior.
My character should be defined by Jesus Christ and so should anyone who professes to be Christian. If you read the gospels and find your character and Jesus' in opposition then I urge you to use 2017 to work on these things.