Thought for the Week
Now that the warmth and brightness of all the Christmas and the New Year festivities have gone we have become acutely aware that we are still in the middle of winter.
It is important at this time of year to look forward in hope to the light of spring penetrating the long winter nights of reflection.
Spring is a time when we begin to recover from the darkness of winter.
It is a time when we renew our commitment to life and regenerate our desires for healthy and animated living.
When we think about 2016 and the difficulty and division that was created in places like Syria and other areas of conflict in our world, we can with certainty see that recovery, renewal and regeneration are needed for the healing of individuals, communities and countries in 2017.
As we look towards the coming of spring, we look forward to the warmth and beauty that begins to bloom as the days begin to lengthen.
Spring and Easter denote a time of miracles and a reaffirming of faith.
It is a time for celebration and a time for renewal.
Renewal is a time of looking at what we gain from our reflections ( winter) and it is a time for planting those new seeds that will guide us into summer and autumn.
Once you have made a decision about your direction, be conscious of each and every action that you make in your journey.
If you do that, then you will gain many blessings as you notice the gifts that spring brings into your life. Deacon Bill McMillan St Columbkille’s Parish Church Rutherglen