More and more I find I am affected by the rhythms of the church year. How wonderful Epiphany is! It is sandwiched between Advent/Christmas and Lent. It is the breather between two penitential seasons of self reflection and self denial. And while self denial (denial of the self, really) should be a part of day to day Christian life, during Epiphany this year I feel almost giddy. Light. Free. (Is it the green on the altar? Promise of Spring? I don't know.)
I am in a joyful place.