The month of January is named for the Roman god Janus, the god of two faces—one looking forward, the other gazing back. Whatever your dreams are for the coming year, may you be able to gaze at the past without regret and the future without fear.
About Jana Riess
Jana Riess is the author of "The Twible: All the Chapters of the Bible in 140 Characters or Less . . . Now with 68% More Humor!" and "Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor." She has a Ph.D. in American religious history from Columbia University.