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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dogwood, another sign that Spring is here!

Spring means new life and Jesus came to bring us life and to have it abundantly! I used to watch as a novice in Albany for the first buds to open on the Dogwood trees; then I knew that Spring was really coming and that winter was over and gone. I think Lent brings us new life when we try to enter into the mind and heart of Jesus. We will be changed at the end of Lent even if we do not see the growth that takes place ever so slowly. We do not see the grass growing, but know it has grown when we need to cut it. You do not see a child growing but realize that clothes and shoes no longer fit. I think we need to trust our spiritual growth to Jesus and to Mary and just keep nourishing our souls with contemplation of Jesus and good works.

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