Tired of Celebrating Yet?

This coming weekend is the Epiphany of the Lord. It marks three weekends in a row during which we have had major celebrations of our faith: Christmas, Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, and Epiphany. Three weeks of celebrations. Three weeks of gatherings with family and friends to rejoice in the goodness of God’s love and grace.

Are you tired of celebrating yet?

Someone asked me that this past week. He was referring, I think, the the weariness that can come from having so many gatherings, both in the parish and in the home… the large crowds of people in our homes, in our shopping centers, in our church buildings.

Weariness even in the midst of joy. Only we humans can claim to know what that is like, right?

Well, if you are tired of celebrating, take heart. Lent is only a few short weeks away.

Plenty of time for fasting and penance then. Six weeks of it, actually.

Personally, I kind of like celebrating.

O, the joy!  🙂

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Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.
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