This Lenten Season
As the dark days of winter are lessening, I find myself impatiently waiting for signs of spring to emerge. Where is that brilliant spring green? Winter is necessary here in the Midwest where bulbs in the ground and bare trees need this season of cold and dark to reenergize for the new growth of spring. There is a natural connection to why our liturgical season of Lent coincides with nature’s season of winter. We, too, need to take time to sit in the darkness and pray. Lent calls us to reenergize our inner selves in order to bring new growth and hope during the Easter season.