Ostara is a celebration of fulfillment! Not that all of the promises made at Samhain have been fulfilled, but a special assurance that they will be. The next celebration, after all, will be of The God/ The Lord coming of age. And this one, we celebrate the fact that he is advancing toward that. In many ancient societies in which child mortality was common, a celebration at this point was appropriate. And here we also celebrate and make a point of something I keep repeating about because it is so important: fulfillment is a fact! The next Sabbat is Beltaine, and we know when it is going to be - you can mark it on your calendar. And, what is celebrated does not depend on anyone's will, either. Blessed Be!
Religious programming that actually works! "Midweek In A Very Different Pastor's Study" is a short midweek examination of issues we deal with, and a sort of "bonus" for listeners of "The Secrets In Plain Sight" and "Church Back Home", and it also functions as a bridge between the two. "Mass For The Shut-Out" is a celebration of The Divine.