Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sun. July 1, 2012 (Connie Siedler)

Connie Siedler pursued the theme of spiritual seasons by focusing on the transition from winter to spring. Winter conveys images of darkness and of waiting for spring; a season when death turns to life.  Spiritual life also experiences seasons; the winter of our dormancy includes waiting for spring; and spring requires planting and cleaning.  Connie noted there is a time for everything, and suggested spring is a time to venture into new territory.  Spring is a time to listen to God, to look at our lives and to see what needs renewal.  Try new things and sow generously. Spring cleaning is important; we need to get rid of the dust and clutter of winter.  Connie suggested the practice of examen (part of Ignation spirituality) where we reflect on the events of our day, asking questions about when we felt most alive, when we were stressed or distracted, and when we felt closest to God.  Spring reminds us that death does not have the last word. (HN)

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