Colour has always been used to include our sense of sight in worship, just as incense, music and action stimulate our other senses.
White is the colour of Heaven and purity and is used when we celebrate feasts of the Lord (solemnities like Christmas) and the Saints. The Church also uses violet, red, pink, green and even black in its symbolic use of colour.
Since Monday the vestments have gone green as we enter ORDINARY TIME. Green is the colour of living and growing. Even though it is not a season of great anticipation (violet) or celebration (white) it is in this season that we should hope to grow through the regular participation in the life of the Church. What hopes do you have for this year? How might you use this time to steadily grow towards these goals.
We ask God to help us recognise our need for spiritual growth as we pray: Our Father…