New Year | Renewal | Resolutions

“…free to serve in a new spirited way and not the old way of a written law” (Romans 7:6).

January, the first month of the year, gets its name from the Roman god, Janus or Januarius. This pagan god was represented as having two heads and two pairs of eyes. Each head faced in the opposite direction from the other and each pair of eyes looked in the opposite direction from the other. It is believed that from this representation of Januarius came the custom of the New Year ’s resolution. Those of us who make New Year ’s resolutions are simultaneously looking back at how we performed in the old year and looking ahead to how we will improve…

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