|Fire is an important element of this holiday.|
I had the opportunity this Beltane to be part of a class centering moment. This week's focus in our Christian Worship class is on the liturgical year and, as the calendar would have it, it landed exactly on May 1st. So as I gathered with my fellow students (all of whom are Christian), we talked about how to center the class and bring in this discussion about my pagan holiday.
We eventually settled on a very simple lay out. We started with a Christian song we sang in a round, followed by a scripture reading, and lastly I spoke and then guided the class in a pagan song. One of my fellow group members liked the idea of creating a trajectory from God to Goddess, but I struggled with that, both because of the dualism and the fact that I didn't really want to talk about the Goddess. We talk enough about the Goddess at PSR. I wanted to talk about the Spark of Life.