Candlemas is the 2nd February and the official end to Christmastide. Forty days have passed since the celebrations on the 25th December. Quite where those days have gone I am not sure and the fact that we are already into the second month of the year amazes me. Time certainly flies.
This year we have a month before we begin Lent, which is much better than last year when it seemed it was just a few days. It means that Easter is quite late. Personally, I like a late Easter in April as for me the spring flowers point to new life and the coming warmer months. First, though, we have to get through February. I don't know what it is about February but it can be a depressing month and the winter could hit us hard still. One pleasing thing that does help lift the blues is the fact that the days are getting noticeably longer and not having to light up just after 3pm is a joy.
We also have the regular round of worship at the Good Shepherd which seeks to lift one's spirit and to restore one's soul and the fact that we have four Sundays before the purple feels good and a suitable reason to celebrate.
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