February

So, finally we turn from the baby-fest to the provocative preacher.  February marks the bizarre American festival of Groundhog day. Sadly Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell arn’t gracing our televisions this next week – shame.  Underneath the rather barmy exterior it explores the relationship between head and heart.  Arrogant and mediocre weatherman Phil Conners lives  life in his head.  However, as events in small-town Punxsutawney unfold, he is forced to confront his attitude.   Eventually he begins to live life from his heart.  Once he realises that February 2nd is never going to end he begins to see his life and the lives of those around him in a different light.  If we begin to see with our heart rather than our head two things can happen.  The first is that we might seem as if we are in love.  The second thing is that our priorities change.  As we move into Lent this month, we once again meet, in the image of Jesus, one who was always ruled by his heart and who was never stuck in one day!