Spring has Sprung Again

may1I was struck with the thought of spring has sprung when I saw it on the notice board in St. Anne’s.( see photo) After some thought, I reached a conclusion that the difference is the sense of hope that spring brings; sure, it does bring beauty and joy to our hearts. Hope is such a powerful state of being. It is defined as an optimistic attitude of mind that is based on expecting a positive outcome of some description. That defines spring for me.

It is a time for deep reflection that leads to newness and growth. The invitation of this time in the Church year is to get into the Spirit of “Spring Cleaning for the Soul.” Just as our homes need attention at least once a year, our souls need us to attend to those areas that we find which are no longer helpful or useful for our journey to God.

Be alone with God at least once a day whenever you can find a few moments of quiet in a place conducive for meeting God. Ask for God’s help as you seek growth.

Be willing to share your truth. God is always compassionate and understanding.

Look into those places in your life that you have hidden even from yourself, those things that you don’t want to face. In sharing those areas with your loving creator they are rendered powerless.

Photo by Mark Olsen on Unsplash

Photo by Mark Olsen on Unsplash

Adopt a fearless stance as you reach through the spaces and places in your life. Just as you do when you seek those things that need purging from your closet or attic.

Ask for God’s help in letting go of all the things that are no longer helpful to your life of Christian service and love.

Pray for the courage to be faithful to surrendering what you need to let go.

Enjoy the peace and freedom and your closeness to God.

Spring is alive with activity and wonderful colour. “For behold the winter has past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.” Song of Solomon 2:11–12

Joyce Peter rndm