Friday, 31 January 2014

From Crib to Cross

Sunday is exactly forty days after Christmas - and new born first sons were taken to the Temple when they were forty years old.  So Sunday has the last of the story in the Christmas cycle.

When Jesus was 'presented' in the Temple, the elderly prophet there warned his mother of the suffering ahead of her.  So Sunday also has one of the first stories pointing forward to Jesus' death.

So 'the feast of Candlemas' is sometimes seen as the day 'we turn from the crib to the cross'.  We will be acting this out on Sunday. - aware of peace-making and war-mongering either side of us.

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