A New Year with a new heart . . .
If you happen to look at the headlines of the past days you will notice that the news only affirms that year after year, nothing has really changed. News is the same the world over: corruption in the government, kidnappings, murders, rape, exploitation of the poor and the powerless, greed, peace talks but only peace talks, still a lot of killings—brothers against brothers, election issues and candidates trying to destroy each other. As if nothing has really changed. So what’s new in 2016? Maybe it’s only the calendar that has changed.
So what’s really new with the New Year 2016? Is there something to hope for? Even our New Year’s resolutions are broken on New Year’s Day! And so, what is so happy about the New Year?
I am not acting like a hopeless person. I am simply implying that January 1, 2016 will just be another date in the calendar unless we start changing from within….unless each one of us will change our heart.
And so, at the start of 2016, I wish you a HAPPY NEW HEART, one new heart big enough to love God and neighbour.