Daily Meditation for March 21, 2024

We are looking forward to spring, to the renewal of the earth, the renewal of our spirit and growth in the Lord. “Despite March’s windy reputation, winter isn’t really blown away; it is washed away. It flows down all the hills, goes swirling down the valleys and spills out to sea. Like so many of this earth’s elements, winter itself is soluble in water…” (from The New York Times). During the season of Lent, we are washing away the remains of winter in our souls. We do that by taking a few extra minutes with the Lord in prayer, and reaching out to those in need. We are fasting—that is, letting go of something enjoyable to us, such as food, a TV show, a computer game, etc. May you have a blessed and growthful Lent and a happy, blessed Easter.

By Ruth Anne Schneider, OSB