For some reason, the change of the year does not excite me much. I’m sure a part of it is that I find the sacred year to be more important than the secular year, and I find the secular celebration is being used to undermine the ecclesial calendar and its cycles.
And yet, I do partake of new year discussions, because the secular year has such an influence on us. People do change their lives based upon the year. The new year can be used to motivate people to improve themselves — and I will agree that it is a good thing. And Christianity can engage the rebirth of the the secular year and use it, as it has many times, to discuss spiritual rebirth.
But as a whole, I remain unmoved. I don’t stay up late to see the change of the year. I continue my daily life as usual. Am I alone here? Anyone have a similar opinion as me? Or a different one? What exactly does the new year (on the secular calendar) mean to you?