The Virgilian Calendar
I wonder if God provided Adam and Eve with a calendar in the Garden of Eden! You know -- so they could keep track of birthdays, holidays, family reunions, and other important events.
Did you know that the Gregorian Calendar, the one we use now, was not established until the year 1582? Prior to that, the Julian Calendar was used, which had persisted for more than 1500 years.
Of course, I'm assuming you are not Jewish! By the way, the Jewish year is not the same length as a present-day solar year. And a calendar day usually begins at sunset, not at midnight. And the first month of the Jewish Calendar is in the spring when Passover occurs. And the Jewish New Year is not at the beginning, but during the seventh month. WOW!
Or maybe you would prefer the Hopi Calendar, or the Aztec Calendar, or the ... (and the list goes on and on). If only God had remembered to make His own calendar in the Garden, we would not have all these different calendars to choose from.
I suppose the most talked about calendar today is the Mayan Calendar. It ends in 2012. Could this be "the last days" or "the end of the world (age)"?
The Great Cycle of the Mayan Calendar started on August 11th in 3114 BC and ends on December 21st of 2012 (the Great Cycle is believed to be the fifth and final cycle in the 26,000-year Precession of the Equinoxes). I know -- too much information!
So, have you ordered your 2008 calendars yet? If not, I have a new calendar for you -- hot off the press. I call it the Virgilian Calendar.
In this innovative system, we neglect the spinning of the earth-planet and length of lunar-revolutions. This fascinating calendar year begins and concludes at autumn-time during the holiday season of 'Thanksgiving'.
The year is initiated with an indepth appreciation for the multitudinous opportunities available for you in the approaching twelve months. And the calendar year is completed during the following autumn with an awesome expression of overflowing gratitude from the heart for the growth and blessings experienced. Such spirit is remembered and honored daily ... from your awakening till your slumber.
This calendar can not be purchased. It is a gift of the will and must be chosen. It becomes an attitude of gratitude that simply cannot be extinguished by circumstances. Blessings shall abound ... really!
Authored by Reverend Virgil Brewer at Unity Chapel
November 1, 2007