March 20

Spring Equinox

Reflection

Today we celebrate the resurrection of the earth. Winter may still be holding on with cold fingers but, there is a lightness in the air, a touch of green on the ground. The earth is beginning to warm itself. Light and darkness are brought into balance and life is stirring. Our senses need to be attuned to the emerging life that is pushing up through the earth. Each seed that germinates, each leaf that unfurls, each nest that is built, each little furry creature that is born is a miracle. Spring reminds us that earth is alive. It is delightful, it is filled with color and music, and it teaches us that death is only one stage in the unfolding Mystery we call Life. May we not miss the wonder and beauty of Springtime.

Prayer

May Spring renew me and recreate life in me.

Action

Do not allow yourself to miss the beauty of Spring. Open yourself to new growth and to unity with the splendor of God’s creation.

Suggested Reading

You have cared for the land and watered it
Greatly you have enriched it
The streams are filled
You have provided the grain
Thus have you prepared the land
Drenching its furrows
Breaking up its clods
Softening it with showers
Blessing its yield.
The meadows overflow
And gladness clothes the hills.
The fields are arrayed with flocks
And the valleys blanketed with grain.
They shout and sing for joy.
Psalm 65

The festival of the spring equinox speaks of freshness and youth, of excitement and endless possibilities. Nature begins to quicken and early flowers open to the warmth of the strengthening sun, bringing the colours of lemon and yellow into our lives on the wings of a March wind.
Carole Carlton

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.
Virgil A. Kraft

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!
Sitting Bull

Spring is when life’s alive in everything.
Christina Rossetti

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.
Christopher Morley

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.
Ruth Stout

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party”!
Robin Williams

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window, into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and
changing everything carefully
e.e.cummings

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