I like that Christmas lasts for twelve days. I like that the newness of it gets to wear off, the tree starts to look a little sad, the ribbons jam up the vacuum and the Christmas Ham finally ends up in the soup pot. I like that we have to get on to the business of living with Jesus and get over the excitement of his showing up.
That was the beginning of my Daily Cup this time last year. As we set off on another season of Epiphany I am struck by the wisdom of this cycle. Of every year being reminded that every thing begins again. That the ending of one thing is also the beginning of another. That, for every revelation, there comes a time when we must collect what we have learned and move on to the next bit. It is an unceasing cycle of renewal and opportunity to try once again. This is very good news to those, like myself, who seem to require countless learning opportunities.