New Year’s resolutions are an exercise in Monday morning quarterbacking. In essence, we’re resolving to do the things we now acknowledge we should have been doing all year. Resolving to start exercising more is an admission we haven’t taken care of ourselves as we know we should. Resolving to stay away from fatty foods is an indication we’ve been eating like Roman emperors for most of the year.
Resolving to get closer to God usually means our previous year’s religious commitments began and ended at saying “God bless you” when someone sneezed.