Like most of us, every New Year’s, I make resolutions. About things I want to change in myself and in my life.
About this time each year, I like to take a moment to appreciate how impressively better my life has become. All because of my resolutions.
I knew what to do. And I had good intentions. But (like most people) I never got around to actually doing anything.
Because I didn't really mean it.
Sunday's second reading is all about this problem. We've heard the message. We know how much God loves us.
So if it really means anything, we'll actually do something with it.
If we don't, James is pretty clear. We're just fooling ourselves. And whatever good intentions we might have, they're just more New Year's resolutions.
More on this Thursday.