“Hot Cross Buns on sale in January ?! What are they (one of our friendly local supermarket chains) up to ?!”
I was forced to stop for a moment and think about what I was witnessing here:
Pure profit-taking on the part of big business ? (“People do love eating them,” says one Food Retail Representative).
Or could this be yet another “secular” reminder of the (theological) connection between the birth (Christmas) and the death (Easter) of Jesus, perhaps ? After all, the written accounts of the birth of Jesus were penned in the light of the resurrection experiences of the early Christian communities!
Epiphany – the Manifestation of the Divine ….
Food for thought, indeed !