Have you noticed the moon lately? It is full, and the full moon plays a big part in determining when Easter and Passover are celebrated. Both holidays celebrate newness–Easter, death to new life and Passover, slavery to a new life of freedom.
I’ve often thought it would be much better to start the new year to coincide with spring. My birthday is this month, and I always felt it a great time to celebrate another year. My birthday always brought presents–new toys and new clothes when I got older.
I know there are virtues to recycling and reusing things, but I admit, I like new things. Perhaps it’s because I’m the first born. If you’ve ever read Dr. Kevin Leman’s The Birth Order Book, you will understand. I am a classic first born, and as such, I very rarely had hand-me-downs unless it was from older female cousins. Everything I received was new, and I still like it that way.
One of the new things I like is our new issue of Northern Connection, which is now on the stands. So after all that feasting this weekend at your holiday celebrations, you may want to take some time to check out our latest issue.
Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all!
The Staff at Northern Connection magazine