Yesterday I told someone that today I would write out my resolutions for the New Year and would be specific in what I hoped to accomplish.
However, upon reading St. Augustine’s Confessions I no longer need to list my “hope to’s” as Augustine has previously, many centuries ago, summed up a resolution for me.
For 2013 here is my new year’s resolution.
“For a long time now I burn with desire to meditate upon Your law, and to confess to You both my knowledge of it and my ignorance of it – the first beginnings of Your light and what remains of my own darkness – – until my weakness shall be swallowed up in Your strength. And I do not want to see scattered and wanted upon other things such time as I find free from necessary care of the body, intellectual labour, and the service which either I owe men or do not owe but render all the same.” St. Augustine
May God hear my prayer for the new year.