Aug 2, 2008
It's Lammas, and it's a time to celebrate the first harvest
We also need to give some honor to Danessa Smith, who crossed over on Monday due to complications from recent surgery.
For those who don't know who Danessa Smith is, she is Tempest Smith's mother. Tempest Smith, as you know, died a few years ago by her own hand because of the constant torment she was receiving from her classmates due to the fact that she was a Wiccan. Tempest Smith was twelve years old at the time of her death.
Danessa Smith founded the Tempest Smith Foundation, and I recommend you visit their web site.
Seeds of sadness were sown in sorrow. The work of the Tempest Smith Foundation is the harvest that we pray will not stop having a bountiful yield. And so, Danessa Smith's life illustrates a major point of Lammas and the other harvest Sabbats.
The harvest is a fulfillment of a promise. There's no quibbling about "God's will" or any of those other cop-outs. We do our part, the Divine does their part, and the harvest is the fulfillment of the promise!
And that's the point we're celebrating at Lammas!