Wednesday, January 01, 2003

A resolution about resolutions

January first --- the day that we make all the big glorious promises to ourselves, that by mid-February we've either forgotten all about or we're sunk in the guilties over having failed at.

But promising great huge things, them giving up on them, or getting depressed over them, is no good for us. Why not, for this year, only resolve little things; little things, but things that are possible to keep, and which can grow to bigger things with time and grace?

Then, we won't need to start Lent by cleaning up after our broken resolutions, but we can spend our Lent getting even stronger to fulfill our little, but still intact, promises to ourselves.

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