How do you feel about March? It boasts the first day of spring, yet it can also provide us with a blizzard! You could say that March is a flexible month, not tied to being either winter or spring. Many of us are ready for a change of season, especially this year after such a long, hard winter, but March doesn’t make any guarantees. It asks us to be open to whatever the day or the hour provides. Is there a lesson there? Maybe March is reminding us that we are not in control. And it’s not just the weather that we don’t control! Good or bad, we have to be ready to give thanks for a blessing or rise to challenge. Above all, we have to embrace the fact that God is in charge, trust that God loves us, and have confidence that God will be with us in all the unexpected events of life.
By Karen Rose, OSB