We’re still in January, the annual month-long festival of goals and new opportunities.
I love new beginnings. A new chance is always good news, a reminder that everything is grace. But I also know this season of new-life-new-me declarations and goal setting can weigh heavy.
After all, what’s our track record? Most resolutions fail. (See here and here for why, and what we can do about it.) Many of our new life commitments result in tiny incremental change. Even worse, sometimes their biggest impact is more guilt and shame. That’s true whether we’re talking about health, happiness or our spiritual journey.
So, should we swear off the whole thing?[Read more…]