Monday, April 21, 2014


It is I think not by chance that Jesus died in the spring-time of His life and we celebrate that death in spring today.  In the northern hemisphere, spring is when new life returns to the earth after the harshness of winter. It is when nature's cycle of life, death and rebirth is at its most visible.

Most of us look forward to all the things we associate with spring, for they bring hope, light and joy. The spring months start the season of birth as the eternal and silent cycle of life begins to warm the earth with its rapidly increasing length of daylight hours, and as the axis of the earth begins its annual tilt toward the sun.

As we enjoy the days of spring, with the warmer weather, the array of colorful flowers, new lambs and calves, we look beyond the natural, the earthly, and the temporal. We are reminded of the spiritual and eternal. Just as winter has passed, so has Lent, and the death of Christ, followed by His Resurrection, bringing us hope of eternal life. ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA

The Resurrection- OLR Chapel

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful words ans photos! I had no idea there was a monastery on Shaw Island. I live in Ellensburg, WA...and look forward to perusing through your lovely blog!