Resolutions or
irresolution; we hear many opinions. You may also hear many statistics telling
us that only about 7% will have kept their resolutions by the second week in
January. You don’t even want to read a blog about resolutions! Neither do I. So
instead I would like to advocate for small, feeble, steps throughout the entire
is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of
self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his
children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he
Those are the words of
the former Bishop of Edinburgh of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Richard
Holloway. He is a controversial theologian; but I find this to be an inspiring statement.

To these words I would
add that this means that God is waiting for every feeble step toward Jesus; for,
our trajectory is everything. Moving toward Jesus may mean small steps in the
direction of self-control, prayer, and searching. It may also mean small steps
toward helping the poor, the oppressed, the sick, the widow, the orphan, and
the spiritually lost. Small steps – that is all I can take. Small improvements to this world I have been given – by God’s grace, that is all I can hope to achieve. Yes, I will be filled. I will be filled if I hunger and thirst. I will
be filled if I hunger and thirst for these small steps toward a redeemed world.

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