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How can we best live as modern, active contemplatives where prairie meets city?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring is Stirring!

Photo by Daniel Bartholomew

If not for their brilliance, I could have easily missed these first crocuses blooming by my front door. They are tiny, just thumbnail sized, and only two, poking through a 15-foot expanse of crusty leaves and other fall debris. Their eye-popping color can be seen ten feet away. They shine like spotlights from the drab landscape, promising better things to come. 

Now is the time for Lenten discipline. A time to clean away the rubbish. But these crocuses are like heralds, announcing, "Take heart, take heart. New life will spring from the old!"