When Will You Bloom If Not Here And Now?

Springtime is at hand. When will you bloom if not here and now. — Angelus Silesius

Spring is definitely here, although a snow shower is expected in Charlotte on Sunday. But for today it is supposed to reach seventy-five degrees.
Jonquils and Daffodils are blooming and spring pollen is everywhere. Rumor has it that the Azaleas at the Masters are already blooming and will be gone by the time of the tournament.
We sometime think of the Lenten season as a somber and morose time, but it is what we make of it.
I sometime find myself giving myself a lecture during Lent similar to the the one St. Francis gave to the Almond tree — “Start blooming, Webb!”
If during this period of fasting, prayer, meditation, and service I can’t bloom, when will I ever?
Lent is a time to accept Thich Hahn’s challenge, “come alive, truly alive!”

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. He is also a contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report.

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