The Magi vs. The Resolutionists

Under the Rose


Isaiah 60:1-6

Psalm 72

Matthew 2:1-12

My partner is master’s level swimmer.  She swims about a mile and a half a day at our local community pool, as she has done for years.  Every year, about this time, the pool is plagued with people she calls “Resolutionists”.  These people have made getting in shape their top New Year’s resolution, and intend to get in shape overnight, come hell or high water.


The problem is they don’t swim very well, and they aren’t very cognizant of swimming etiquette (for example, swimming counter-clockwise when you are sharing a lap lane with someone).  They also splash a lot.  The good news about the Resolutionists is that they only last one or two weeks, then the regular swimmers get the pool back to themselves.

While it’s a good idea to make New Year’s resolutions. a far better model for pursuing positive life change…

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