This seems an appropriate thought for the last day of the year.
If you were to die tonight and stand before God, and He were to ask you, “Why should I take you to Heaven?” What would you say?
We can argue forever your answer or my answer, but here is God’s answer. It is on almost every page of the New Testament: because of Christ, the water of eternal life is free, “without price”. All we have to do is to believe in Him, hope in Him, love Him. Not worthiness but love and desire are our only qualifications. We are bums who have been given clean wedding garments (Mt 22:12) and free entrance tickets to the wedding. The real surprise is that we are not just guests, we’re the Bride.
— Peter Kreeft, You Can Understand the Bible
God bless you. May you have a most fruitful year. Never forget—all is gift.