There are many ways in which the Christian calendar is so helpful to us in our discipleship journeys..
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
There are many ways in which the Christian calendar is so helpful to us in our discipleship journeys for not only does it remind us of the story of our faith, it also acts as an almanac, plotting the changing times against our lives.
At Christmas we get to hear that the God who created us is not distant but has come near. On Good Friday we get to know that our experience of bereavement and loss, even our own mortality, is something which God too has experienced. And today, O Happy Day, we get to know that we have purpose, meaning and that hope is not elusive. We get to know that the atheist worldview simply will not do. It does not match the facts of the resurrection and it fails to offer any hope. We know that the resurrection seeds have been sown and the day is coming when all creation, all of it, will be transformed, as will our own mortal bodies, into the dawning of the perfect, glorious resurrection world.