This is the time of year when we approach the Winter Solstice, the shortest day. The darkest day. And then the days start to get longer. Light begins to drive out darkness. Interestingly, the shortest day is the beginning of longer days. It is rather like when you get to the lowest point, there is only upwards to go. The world is ever in a change, so when you are at the bottom, you can only go up.
The increase in light, day by day, hour by hour, is like a progressive enlightenment. It does not happen instantly, but by imperceivable steps we are getting brighter, even if we do not realise it, and then one day we realise it is Spring! And we didn't even notice how these little increases in light led to it.
Symbolically this time of year is when the good begins to drive out the bad. When the divine begins to drive out evil. Certainly a time of hope. And a time for genuine rejoicing. Hurray! Even though we are not there yet, we are on our way!
Did I say Merry Christmas in a non-partisan type way?
Ken WardMost Recent Revision: 20-Mar-99.