Quickening Birthdays (celebrate is related to 'celerity'/quickness)
Another thing a Godparent for Eldster can do.
There should be some ceremony for becoming a significantly more duty-bound warrior for Christ, at around puberty.
Baptism is a big transition.
What others might be good to do is the subject of this essay.
I suggest two things:
(1) Every birthday is an echo from the future of one's Heavenly Birthday. The more, the more mature. [The Pastoral Care Companion of the
(2) We might look at the Twelve Tones of the Spirit written about by Rosenstock (Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy). He sees these as being every 7 years, thus, a transition, which should be quickened/enlivened/celebrated, I propose.
Listen, Read, Learn, Play/Incubate, Doubt, Critique/Analyze, Protest/Witness, Win, Rule, Teach, Speak, Bequeath.
I am nearing the end of my Teaching phase. At 70 one ends Teaching (in general), and enters Speaking--this is true speech, where one's life if put behind one's words: Incarnational.
It would be good to help others during their respective phases. A birthday quickening should quicken.
How can we help a Teacher, in light (music/tones are waves, so are light)?
Love in King Jesus,