The month of January is named after the ancient Roman god, Janus, an appropriate personification of the start of the new year since this particular god is usually depicted as having two faces. One face looks backward into the past; the other looks forward into the future.
As we get rid of an old year and look forward to a new one, perhaps we can all try to be a little like Janus. By remembering the past, we’ll always know what we did wrong, and we can learn from that. By looking forward into the new year we can all hope to do better, and be better, than we were before.
As this new year unfolds, this new semester, this new chapter, which face do you prefer?
This Monday Minute is from Deacon Andy Neu, currently listening to Speak Life by Toby Mac. Listen in at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeBv9r92VQ0