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!”