Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Phoenix

In Greek mythology - a  phoenix - a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated - reborn. Associated with the sun - a phoenix - gets new life - arising from the ashes of its predecessor. Some believe the phoenix dies - in flames - combustion - then born again. The story of the phoenix - gives hope to all that when one life ends - another begins - when a situation comes to an end - a new opportunity awaits. To those who are facing the loss of a job - a loved one - or any loss - always hope - that the future holds new - better things.

During the Easter Season - many stories - about opportunities - new ventures - hope - life goes on. In any situation - good - bad - there is always another chapter - a book that never ends - chapters yet to be written. As we continue to rejoice in this Octave of Easter - these first eight days - we continue - in a special way - as people of hope. Each day will reveal more and more - if eyes are kept open - minds tuned to the possibilities that exist. Jesus did the hard part - now it is our turn - looking at the future - experiencing New Life. 

Deacon Dale