It is a brand new year! For some this is a time to make resolutions that may or may not be kept. For others it is a time of reflection on the year past. For all of us, at least if we follow the Gregorian calendar, it is a new beginning.
New beginnings are lots of things, scary, exciting, energizing, . . . it all depends on who you are. The thing about a new beginning, or a new almost anything, is that you need to actually begin. As I was reflecting on this Sunday’s texts and the new year, the question came to me, “How shall we begin?” It is one of those questions that seems pretty straightforward but it can have additional depths if we want to look for them.
How we begin can play a large role in determining how we finish, so it is worth spending some time beginning well.
Knox Presbyterian How shall we begin?
St. Mark’s Presbyterian How shall we begin?