Happy New Year from G.K. Chesterton

By: Natalie J. Plumb

Gilbert_Keith_Chesterton01“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 afterward. Unless a man be born again, he shall by no means enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.”

For Mass times on the Solemnity of Mary, January 1, in parishes within the Arlington Diocese, please visit arlingtondiocese.org.

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