Wednesday, January 1, 2014

G.K. Chesterton on New Beginnings




"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: 'Daily News'

2 comments:

George Patsourakos said...

The primary goal of a new year is for man to renew his love of God and his fellow man.

Unless man genuinely strives to achieve this goal each year, he will not be worthy of entering the Kingdom of Heaven.

Alice Linsley said...

Very true.