End of Summer

Today, September 22, marks the end of summer.  In the southern hemisphere its the end of winter.

The end of summer or winter below the equator reminds us that the year is getting old.  Soon, however, we may be working in our yard or wrapping up our garden activities when we hear an approaching trumpeting.  If it is not the last trumpet of the angel announcing Christ’s return, it may well be a flock of geese headed south.  Looking up we may catch a view of a large number of crosses streaking high across the sky.  The sight and sound never last long enough for me.  Still I am left to contemplate that amazing scene.  These creatures of God lift high the cross as they fly V shaped for a fleeting minute through my life.  They are evangelists of the Gospel, fulfilling their purpose described in the last verse of the Psalms, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!  Alleluia”

The whole scene of the flying crosses in a V formation, offers a reference to St. Paul’s words, “Thanks be to God, who gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 15:57.

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