In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Everything should begin with God. His should be the first voice we hear each morning, calling us to awake and set forth on the day’s journey.
We should begin each year with God. We write in all our dates, A.D., Anno Domini, the year of our Lord. If these are years of our Lord, we should make them really such. It is not enough to write Christ’s name on the years; we should make sure that He is in all the year’s life – its business, its pleasures, its friendships, its work and play. To start the year with God will give us a heavenly impulse which will make the whole year mean more to us. One wrote at New Year: “I wish you a vision of God that shall make you eager to guide others to the place of vision; a vision of yourself that shall give you charity for the weakness of other; a vision of others that shall reveal their virtues more than their faults; a vision of life that shall make you eager to work, willing to endure, patient in waiting, a master of self and a servant of all.”