From the service on June 17, 2012

Time as a Circle

from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World by John O'Donohue, pp.  202-203

The Celtic world was always fascinated with circles; they are prevalent in so much of its art work; the Celts even transfigured the Cross by surrounding it with a circle. The Celtic Cross is a beautiful symbol. The circle around the beams of the Cross rescues the loneliness where the two lines of pain intersect; it seems to calm and console their forsaken linearity. . . .

The year is a circle. There is the winter season which gives way to the spring; then summer grows out of spring until, finally, the year compeltes itself in the autum. The circle of time is never broken.