Conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck published his New Year’s resolution for 2014, and this year it’s not about losing weight. In fact, his resolution has taken a spiritual turn that might mean fewer outbursts from the controversial pundit.
“I hate New Year’s resolutions,” he wrote. “A yearly classic of my own is vowing to lose weight and get in shape. I say that just about every year, and, well, the camera speaks for itself – I fail every year.”
He said he fails each year because his weight doesn’t have dire consequences.
“I am beginning to think the reason my New Year’s goals always fail is because as much as I joke about my weight – I’m not exactly on the verge of needing a crane lift to pry myself off the couch,” he said. “Yes, I would like to lose weight, but it’s not a matter of life and death (at least not yet anyway).”
“This year I have set the bar much higher,” he wrote. “I want to be a better man.”
He said pondering this resolution keeps reminding him of a bible verse from the Book of Joshua that states, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”
“To consecrate means to set yourself apart from evil and prepare to be used by God,” Beck explained. “It’s a spiritual cleansing of all the junk in your life. Once you do this, it opens the door for God to draw closer to you and work wonders.”
“Heading into 2014, I’m not going to limit my goals to reigning in my mockable-yet-relatively-insignificant weight fluctuations,” he concluded. “Instead, I’m going to consecrate myself and be a better husband, dad, and boss.”
He promised to serve others and help more people in need.
“I will be less cynical and highlight as many stories of decency, hope, and love as I can find,” he wrote. “I will be an encouragement to others rather than a stumbling block. I will love my neighbor as myself.”
Earlier this month Beck blasted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for not attending the February Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He told Obama “you’re angry at Vladimir Putin because he schooled you and embarrassed you on Syria.”
He referred to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) as a “fat nightmare” during a CNN interview with S.E. Cupp.
When Cupp asked who he’s like to see run as the Republican presidential candidate in 2016, he said, “I don’t know because I don’t trust any of them.”