Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Let God Give You Strength to Live as You Should

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Let God Give You Strength to Live as You Should

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Q: I suppose you get letters like this every year, but I made a long list of New Year's resolutions this year and in less than a week I've broken them all. There wasn't anything wrong with them, and they would have made me a better person, but why can't I keep them? - G. McF.

A: Sometimes the reason people can't keep their New Year's resolutions is because they weren't really resolutions at all - they were only wishes. If we don't take practical steps to make our resolutions come true, they never will.

But there is a deeper problem we all face, and that is our inability to do what we know we ought to do. Just as someone with a broken leg can't compete in a race, so someone with a broken soul can't live the way they should. And, unfortunately, we all have broken souls or spirits - an inner weakness that keeps us from living the way we should. …

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