Rector's Rhetoric - March 2016
Rough winters are always a relative thing, and I suppose we shouldn’t do too much complaining when you consider what some other parts of our country have had to go through. Even so, I’m thankful to see warm temperatures and the signs of Spring that accompany them. I’m almost ready for Lent to end too. It’s not that I don’t like what we do during these forty days. Lent is good for us. It brings clarity to the Christian faith, and Holy Week defines who we are in relation to God. But I’m ready to see the barrenness of our beautiful church transformed with East-er lilies, festive music, and alleluias. That’s the beauty of our Church calendar—there is a predictable movement with each season arriving like a breath of fresh air. Nothing feels more life-giving to me than that moment when after the services of Holy Week we light the Paschal Candle at the Easter Vigil. With that said, if you feel like your breath has been a little stale lately, and mints haven’t exactly done the trick, join us for the Episcopal Church’s version of a revival and breathe a little easier.