Saturday, January 03, 2009

G. K. Chesterton on the New Year

  • "The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards. Unless a man be born again, he shall by no means enter into the Kingdom of Heaven."

-- G. K. Chesterton, "January One" from Lunacy and Letters

A fitting quotation as we start the New Year. If you had never existed before, how would you organize your life today? Born anew, what will you do differently? Leave a comment and let me know.

Pax Christi,


Hidden One said...

"January One" from Lunacy and Letters

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