Mom has a formula she’s shared with me, one she learned from her Mom.
“Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full Moon after the Spring Equinox.”
Growing up I didn’t pay much attention to the calendar but I knew that Easter was never on the same date every year.
Our spring break varied – and sometimes the Holiday was way early and other times way late. A bit warm or a bit cold. Who knew?
But like most of us do, I got busy growing up and being married, raising kids and working and all that. Yes we went to Church and the kids attended Sunday School, we colored eggs and had hot cross buns, Ham and hunts for candy.
But it was in watching part four of “The Bible” series last night, I noted the scene in the garden, as Jesus is about to be betrayed. I noted the full moon and the light it cast there.
And later, when I took old dog out , I saw it here … a full moon.
And I pondered on how last Wednesday was a day of squalls and snow — and the first day of Spring.
And what’s this Sunday?
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.- Proverb