Letter from May 2021 Parish Magazine
The majority of us enjoy receiving a gift. It means someone is thinking of us. Sometimes it is a huge surprise and just what you would like, sometimes one has to think it is a thought that counts. Often the best ones are the unexpected ones, given at a random time. Whatever it is we thank the giver.
May is a good time in the Church’s calendar to think of gifts.
Mary, who is celebrated throughout May, received the gift of a baby called Jesus for her to love and care for. She had a huge surprise and the Angel Gabriel came to tell her that she was expecting God’s son. What a wonderful gift that was. Thank you.
Thursday 13th May is the feast day of the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven. On this day we give thanks for the gift we have been given of internal life when we die, through the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. What an amazing gift that is. Thank you.
Sunday 23rd May is the feast of Pentecost, or Whitsunday. The disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are fortunate that we, over the centuries have continued to be blessed with the gift of the Holy Spirit at our Baptism and Confirmation. What a precious gift that is. Thank you.
Sunday 30th May is Trinity Sunday. On this day we think especially of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We might not understand the Holy Trinity in this life but we have the gift of faith that in time we will know the true meaning. What a marvellous gift that is. Thank you.
God bless us always and in always.