Monday, June 20, 2016

The Summer Solstice

Today is the summer solstice. Since Christmas, we have been experiencing an increase in daylight. This day is bittersweet because once we have arrived at our destination, that is, increased light, it automatically begins to lessen. Daylight now gets shorter.

John the Baptist's feast day was placed near this date because he is the one who said, "I, like the light, must decrease so Christ may increase." The mass for Christ is set for December 25th, as the victory of light over darkness.

How fleeting is time!

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