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Thoughts of faith:

A season for everything

May 8, 2010
By Doug Stockon

A friend of mine once told me that no other months in any particular year start on the same day of the week as the month of May. I wasn't quite sure if this was a useless piece of trivia or something that points to just how unique May really is in our calendar. I have since come to realize that the month of May is a unique month for a wide variety of other reasons. For those who can't wait to get out in the flower garden, it is the fulfillment of the familiar old saying, "April showers bring May flowers." For our Hispanic neighbors, it is the month best known for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, the Mexican Independence Day. But for me, as the calendar winds its way through the entirety of the month of May, I am reminded of the familiar biblical passage from the third chapter of Ecclesiastes:

 
 

 

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