Now, some of us have lived many decades and the passing of an old year and the coming of a new is not an unusual event in our lives. It is nonetheless, each time it occurs, a very sobering event, for it is a vivid and an unescapable […]
Albert N. Martin
Now I am reasonably sure there is not a man or woman or a child within the sound of my voice, who understands my words, who is not very much aware that today marks the first day of the year ...Now in many ways, as one of my own children was commenting, “What’s the big deal?” In a sense, New Year’s Day is like any other day. It is comprised of twenty-four hours, each one of those hours comprised of sixty minutes, each one of the minutes comprised of sixty seconds. It’s a day in which we must breathe if we’re to live, in which we attend to the basic necessities of life, and in many ways it’s true that it’s no different from any other day. It’s just one among the 365 days that comprise an ordinary year.