Some things I have learned #25

Subtitle: Or, at the least, I think I believe

Sub-subtitle: Or, at the most, I believe I know

Note: On the occasion of the annual vernal equinox, this year, commencing at 5.37 a.m. EST on March 20, 2021, signaling the advent of the spring season.

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Spring. That season of the year – as it follows winter, which, despite climate change and global warming, still, in many lands, is a time of barren cold – associated with renewal.

As in earth’s cycles, so in human living. Resurrection, though not inevitable, is always a successor to a crucifixion-moment; any experience of the pain of loss. Thus, a rebirth, it may be said (though, at times, terrible is this truth) requires a death of one sort or another.

Yet as long as there is breath, however feeble, and strength, however frail, hope – that capacity to envision a reality beyond the shadows of one’s suffering – survives.

And where hope lives, so, too, the possibility of spring.

© 2021 PRA

2 thoughts on “Some things I have learned #25

  1. Thank you Paul!!!! Hope & Spring… two things that keep me give me life and keep me connected to God because Hope helps us to grow into who and what God wants us to be, and Spring is the season in which the things grow and bloom right before our eyes!
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