Eight days into the new year might be a bit late for a post about New Year Resolutions, but, the fact is, each day is ripe for resolutions. So, regardless of whether you have made a resolution for this year or not, here are my two universal suggestions for how to improve yourself–beginning today.
1.) On the physical front, floss more often. I’m sure this doesn’t apply to a handful of folks, but it definitely applies to most. If that seems too cumbersome, just floss around those teeth that you want to keep. [Aside: Get some K2 in your diet too.]
2.) On the spiritual front, NEVER LIE AGAIN. If you have given thought to the morality of lying and not concluded that it is always sinful, then you might be additionally guilty of casuistry. In the interest of brevity, I offer this simplest of explanaitons:
God is Truth–not _a_ truth, not one truth among many, not even the greatest truth. He IS Truth. Few things are so certain. A lie is, definitionally, inherently, without exception, contrary to truth–this is the character that makes it a lie. Every lie is an offense to truth and thus an offense to God. It is no accident that Satan is identified as the progenitor of lies.
So, commit to it! Resolve that from this day forward you will never deliberately knowingly utter a false statement ever again.
Not everyone is a liar; only those who lie.