This morning I walked into my office and noticed that my crepe myrtle tree has buds on it. They weren’t there yesterday, and today I’m amazed at how the Lord has designed spring to be. Over the past year, I planted so many flowers and trees in my new yard, and now it’s like I’m experiencing spring for the first time. I see the redbud trees everywhere (including my back yard) and, as my best friend always says, “they’re the best reminder of spring and beauty – they show up in the most unexpected places where it’s dark and dead looking in the forest, then their purple flowers come out and shout SPRING IS HERE!”
I read this article about “Languishing” and thought, “Yes, this describes so much of what’s going on right now in the world. We heard about this idea of “emotional burnout” related to the pandemic about a year ago.
Easter is one of my favorite seasons in the Church. There are so many great “Alleluia” Songs that I get so excited to sing for weeks upon weeks in a row! How is your parish living out the season for all 50 days?!