new years resolutions
“In the end, we must admit that life can be a struggle and that the person we want to be does not come without a price.”
Jeff Cavins, making some really awesome points about new years resolutions. We are such corporeal creatures and so easily influenced by the world around us that it can be easy to forget why we are here and what our purpose is. Let’s all make an effort to remember why, and work towards achieving the perfection of our vocations while here on earth.
“One of the big mistakes that we make when we make New Year’s resolutions is that we cut away the branches, when the root is really the problem. For example, the person who makes a New Year’s resolution to lose 25 pounds oftentimes is missing the real problem of gluttony. Rather than making the resolution to lose 25 pounds, a better resolution may be to pray before every meal and ask God for the strength to eat moderately and to see your eating as a way of giving God thanks.”
“Another thing that’s good to keep in mind is that grace builds upon nature. When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, we all have a tendency to focus on nature, that is, the physical hurdles and goals before us. But keep in mind that our “physical” lives are not separate from our “spiritual” lives, in fact they are one. To attempt to do something about our physical reality without addressing the spiritual dimension is only addressing half the equation. In the end, we must admit that life can be a struggle and that the person we want to be does not come without a price.”
† O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Amen. †