Jesus knew one of the simplest truths about having a relationship with God – quality time. He knew that in order to have an active and close relationship, he had to spend time alone with his Father. If Jesus, who is the Son of God, had to spend time alone in prayer, then how much more important is it for us to do the same? As humans we try to overcomplicate our relationship, making “to do” lists that, if we check all the boxes off, we feel as if we’ve “connected” with God. But relationships don’t work that way. If we want to experience more love, joy, and peace in the coming new year, we’ve got to get back to the basics. We’ve got to realize the simplicity of being in relationship with Jesus on a regular basis.