Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer's End

Well, we have done it again!

A perfectly good summer, the 2014 summer, is coming to a close.  Sure, Fall 2014 doesn't begin until about 22 Sept, but school is back in session for the youngsters and UA begins classes in two short weeks (from the time of this writing).

As I have posted numerous times, tempus fugit, but the truth is true, time doth flee and there is nothing we can do to stop it.  So, as we spend time, we have to make sure it is well spent.

Faithful readers may recall that the summer got off to a bang with the mission work in Italy.  this was followed by a working trip for me (Phil) to Colorado.  We then made two trips to the beach.  Not a bad summer, in truth a very good one.  But all that is history now.

We are on the cusp of a new school year, a new football season, a new fall with its beautiful leaves and wonderful weather.  The wild muscadines will be feeding us, and the cool weather energizing us.

C.S. Lewis in Screwtape Letters points out that the church calendar is a repetitive cycle of feasts and fasts, each slightly different from the one before, yet each repeating year after year.  You have variety in a setting of consistency.

So it seems like a good idea to use the Church calendar together with the other events of the year to remind us of the importance of working for, and towards, the Kingdom of G^d.  These are times to reflect on what we have done, what G6d has taught us, and what significance that will have in 100 years.

So take a moment and look back.  What was done?  How will this Fall 2014 be different?

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