Already people are asking what I will do for my New Year's Resolution. And already I am thinking of skipping that whole tradition altogether.
I really admire the wish to do better in the new year, but besides weight loss and quitting smoking, I rarely here the resolutions I know people need to make: to spend more time with God, to become better spouses and parents, to enjoy a few minutes of quiet, to read the Bible, to pray the Rosary.
So, I resolve that next year I won't make New Year's Resolutions. Rather I will take to task some of the areas of my spiritual life that are lacking in a quiet and reflective way. I will be accountable to God and myself.