Still thinking about this wonderful talk on Giving up New Year's Resolutions by Prof. Jamie Smith, given at Mars Hill Church on the last Sunday of 2012. He comments that North American Christians consider resolutions to be an act of individual heroism. (by my resolve alone, I will be better...) We place a high value on knowing lots of stuff (ie. the way to be a better Christian is to learn more) and tend to neglect the powerful importance of habit. Being kind, generous, patient, and loving, he says, is not a matter of learning more about it or trying hard, but of making this actions a habit.
A thoughtful sermon. Enjoy!