Today is the feast of Candlemas, where we remember Jesus being presented at the temple. With the blessing of candles for the year to come and a reminder of our baptismal vows, is Candlemas really for the adults whereas Christmas is for the children – or is there something for us all at this time?
Is Christmas just for the children? It’s fair to say that children are a focus for the season – but it’s certainly not, if we mean it’s something we grow out of as we get older. Rather, we should grow into Christmas – there’s so much more to Christ, than the story of a birth. Jesus is the light of the world – Christmas is so much more when we follow Christ, as we are pulled from the darkness to live in the light.
The summer holidays are a time to do things we wouldn’t get to normally, but they’re also a time for us to regain our energy.