Dear People of Saint Joseph-Saint Pius X, It’s definitely beginning to look (and feel) like spring. I have been noticing the brown lawns beginning to turn green and the little buds that are appearing on our trees. I even saw a tree in bloom with many bees buzzing around it. There are also those wonderful little creatures, the mayflies. All of these are signs of spring. These signs do not occur instantly all in one day, rather they take their time. As the weather warms and the sun shines each comes out in its own time. This revelation of Spring is a demonstration of how God has and continues to reveal Himself to we humans. He works in a somewhat methodical manner which usually takes place over the course of a lifetime. We can see that in the blueprints that God left us for Revelation: the Scriptures and Nature. In the natural world every good thing takes time and often requires some sort of ending or death, some form of pain or suffering. In the Scriptures we read time and again of the call of Yahweh to the Patriarchs, the Prophets, the Kings, the disciples and the People of God (Israel in Old Testament, the Church in New Testament.). God is always calling us to leave our comfort zones and travel with God into deserts, wildernesses and even into death. This is most definitely not an easy task. Maybe as we begin this season of resurrection or new life, we can take some time to reflect upon where God is calling us today. Where are the deserts and the wildernesses of today? Are we in the darkness of comfort and stagnation or are we open to God’s call to move out into the light and grow in our relationship with God? Tough questions? Yes! They are, however, worth asking and the answers will most definitely surprise us.
Peace and God Bless,