2 Corinthians 5:16-18 (New International Version)
16So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation
A new year, and a fresh start, given us every morning thanks to the new life promised us in Jesus, thanks to His sacrifice, death and resurrection. We don't have to be who we were, we don't have to be where we come from, what matters is who we are in Him and where we're going from here with Him at our side. God's blessings on your 2009, may it be a year of change and hope and of new beginnings!
Me ka pule,