This week, with Saint Patrick’s Day just behind us, the calendar tells us that Spring begins on March 20th. It may seem as if winter has been here for more than a few months; in my own mind and heart, I feel it has been cold and wintery since October. And although the weather this week may not bring the sunshine and warmth of spring, our calendars tell us it is on its way. Our hearts should tell us to hold out hope; this week as we anticipate spring, next week as we head into Holy Week, and that beautiful April morning where we celebrate Easter. I invite you to pray with me and with Saint Dominic Academy every Monday for the next three weeks, in delightful anticipation of God’s gift of spring to each and every one of us.
Springtime truly is a gift from You.
It brings Your message of hope
to a world tiring of winter’s starkness.
It brings the gift of flowers, breaking through the snow
And reminds us that each spring, new life is upon us all.
It is in this season that we recall the sacrifice You made for us all
The gift of Your Son
to break through sin’s icy blanket,
and, with arms outstretched
on a cross,
He brought us
hope, light and new life.