In the Fullness of Time
A general context for the use of the church year and a brief introduction to the Christmas Cycle.
Clocks, watches, timers. Early, late, present, rushed, bored, alert. Distracted, preoccupied, attentive, patient. Time is the silent component of much of our human experience. It shapes our days and our sense of our days without our conscious notice. Yet we’ve all had moments when time seems to stand still. Tragedy strikes and suddenly an eternal void seems to open before us. Or we are caught by such a profound delight that a single moment seems to contain the entire universe. We are created in time but our desires point us beyond, toward eternity.