The meteorologist on the morning news proclaimed, “Spring is here!” And she reported the rain mixed with snow that I saw out my window. Yes, spring is here with snow, rain, low and high temperatures, sunshine and the lack of it, and with every emotion engaged (Trust me, folks in warm climates experience this too).
Just as this contradiction of connecting our feelings to nature’s seasons affects how we act and react, the same is true on our spiritual journey through the seasons of life. No season is so constant that we will experience only one emotion through it.
No matter where we live there are seasons. Whether distinct or blurred, every season, every month, every week, every day calls us to journey down our winding roads of weather conditions and emotions with joy and thanksgiving to God.
This message is excerpted from “Connecting our feelings to the weather” by Valora Starr from the March 25, 2019, blog of the Women of the ELCA. Today is the Third Sunday in Lent. Today is the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.
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