Spring has finally arrived—TODAY—and even though it’s only the 2nd week of Lent, Easter joy begins to seep into our souls. “See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” we read in the Scriptures.

Aware of our need for repentance in this holy season, we must also listen to the God who makes all things new.  It’s good to consciously let go of shallow concerns and self-centered fears and recognize our creative God.  The signs of spring— in nature as well as in ourselves–show how God’s love brings renewal and growth, slowly but surely, like seeds that grow in the earth.

It’s spring!  Find your sacred space. Try new ways to pray. Reflect on what is changing in you that is life-giving and good.  Simply listen and be grateful. You will surely discover something new.