This is the time of year when many of us begin narrowing down our New Year’s resolutions. I have had great success with resolutions I make throughout the year: drinking water, managing a better to-do list, and blogging more frequently. Your mileage may vary.
Pope Francis, however, seems to be on top of the end-of-the-year reflection. He has reminded the Roman Curia—and by extension, all of his faithful—that this is resolution season. He was especially hard on the Curia because they comprise the highest court in the Church. Many of us are leaders, though. We leaders all need to ferret out the “illnesses and temptations that weaken our service to the Lord.” You can read the full Vatican News report of the meeting, but….