The world is resplendent because of spring’s increased light and new growth. All around us we see the profusion of new green buds and birth coming forth in the world once again. New life can be found in countless ways. During the struggle with the coronavirus, we learn how important it is to find ways of assisting our sisters and brothers in difficult times. We have seen the ways individuals and families found a new purpose in life. We heard the phrase “We are all in this together!” We saw examples of heroism and unstinting assistance for those who sacrificed in many ways. We have found once again the power of love. During this time of the month of May, perhaps it would be worthwhile to assess all of this and pledge ourselves to offer spring’s new life as we give gratitude to our God. Let the bells ring out!
by Kate Casper, OSB