10th January 2016

In the last few days the rectory has come back into some kind of familiar order. The Christmas decorations have been taken down and put away and the fridge is no longer full of a mixture of leftovers and half eaten delicacies. The shelves are visible   because the cards have gone and rather than the  sadness that I used to feel as a child when the  household was ‘de-christmified’, I confess a sense of relief. I like tidiness, it helps me to feel peaceful inside. 

Of course, Christmas, as a religious festival is not yet over. That season ends on February 2nd when we celebrate Candlemas (though we will do that on the Sunday before). Whilst clearing away the trappings of the secular season we must be mindful that we do not move away too quickly  from reflecting on the wondrous gift that is Jesus Christ: God himself come to be among us. There is no greater gift of love than this. In your private prayers and  devotions, take some time to look at the manger, think again about who  Jesus is, what he means to you and what you will do in your daily living as a result of that. 

With all good wishes for a very happy New Year,



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