After all, who made January 1 the first day of the new year? Julius Caesar? Pope Gregory XIII?
Do we really want our year's beginning be a remembrance of a two faced god?
Janus: the god of beginnings and transitions, thence also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time. He is usually a two-faced god since he looks to the future and the past.Nope, not me, no way.
Perhaps every day should mark a new beginning, and it should demand new resolutions from us.
Nope, that would be too tough.
The liturgical year begins today, so why do we not start the year with Advent resolutions?
I can hear it now, "Are you nuts?"
Yes I am.
So this year I resolve to...
Oh God, I hate resolutions, and I hate to write them down. That makes them so permanent.
Alright, I resolve to pray daily.
Today I will pray for peace as the choir did today as they sang Vivaldi's "Et in Terra Pax".
Luke 2:14 "Gloria in altissimis Deo et in terra pax in hominibus bonae voluntatis."