In a few hour´s time, 2009 will be history and we will welcome 2010. Like every single year, there are plenty of people who have goals to achieve in the New Year. Among my friends´New Year´s Resolutions are to spend more time with their family, to keep fit, to study a new language, to stop smoking and drinking and a countless list of other “must do / must not do.”
I have written in a small piece of paper three goals that I would like to accomplish in 2010 but I´d rather not share with anybody just in case. Perhaps the problem with my goals is that they are difficult to accomplish because they are rather abstract. I suppose that tangible goals are easier to achieve but I am not sure.
I was thinking that one big New Year´s Resolution thet everybody should try to accomplish regardless of religion, country, language, skin colour or political views is simply to “sin less”. As we all sin, to try and “sin less” seems a reasonable goal for all, whatever it means.
Dr. Faustus. Act 1. Scene 1.
by Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Stipendium peccati mors est- ha ! Stipendium, etc. (39)
The reward of sin is death ? That´s hard
Si pecasse negamus, fallimur,et nulla est in noblis veritas
If we say we have no sin
We deceive ourselves, and there´s no truth in us (43)
Sistine Chapel Fresco
(Image from Wikipedia)
It is paramount to understand that we all sin, and “if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves” (42,43) and we lie to ourselves and to the rest of the people, because “there´s no truth in us” (43). I believe it is good to start the New Year considering that we all can be a better person, that we can help others a bit more than we did in 2009, that we can lie less, that we can smile more and that we can love our neighbour, among others.
Do you have any New Year´s Resolution that would like to share ?
HAPPY 2010 !