March is the month of lambs, lions and leprechauns. Folklore tells us, if spring comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion. In between, we have the antics of the leprechauns, as the Irish and even some non-Irish celebrators enjoy their merriment. Anticipating the coming of spring is a treasured delight in this month of some wind, rain, sunshine and a bit of leftover snow. What a welcome relief it is to say goodbye to a long and brutal winter. Lambs, lions and leprechauns can be symbols of our lives. Being gentle as a lamb is an aspiration for many people. Some never achieve it. Others go through life like a lion, roaring, pouncing and acting like royalty. And then there are those whose life centers on having a good time. Most people are a combination of all three. Which one predominates for you?
by Michaela Hedican, OSB