FROM THE PULPIT: A new year brings a fresh start

Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 03:23 PM.

With the new year comes a sense of new beginnings. Resolutions, new plans and expectations are laid out to help better one's sense of well-being.

The future looks bright with unlimited possibilities.

Another aspect that is afforded at the opening of a new year is the old year has come to an end. The prospect of leaving behind the unpleasant, harmful and hurtful events of the previous year provides a sense of relief.

There have been several occasions when, with the stroke of midnight, a sense of relief flooded over me, knowing the previous year had come to an end, and I could let go of the ugly events that had occurred.

A new year.

Letting go of the past.

A fresh start.

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