Resolutions That Lead to Solutions

"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." II Cor. 3:17; These Bible words concluded a passage read aloud to members of her household by Mrs. Eddy one New Year's morning. As they often did, the staff had gathered to listen as Mrs. Eddy read and explained a particular passage from the Bible or her own writings. Then Mrs. Eddy remarked, as one of the listeners later recorded, "What new step are you to take for the New Year?" Someone answered, "A step higher in spirituality." "Yes, a step out of sense," she said, "a step into actions, not words." Twelve Years with Mary Baker Eddy by Irving C. Tomlinson, p. 79 ;

What wonderful advice! What new step are we thinking of taking this new year? Many of us anticipate new steps by making New Year's resolutions on January 1, only to find that by the following December 31 most of them have been forgotten.

Just what are we doing when we make a resolution? Obviously we're resolving to improve something—usually ourselves. That's fine! We need never feel that it is wrong or too late to want to improve. But what should the basis of our desire be?

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