May is such a month of promise. The Spring flowers, if not blooming much yet due to a cool (or cold) April, have emerged. “April showers bring May flowers” is indeed true once again.
How are we letting the beauty and promise of this time touch our hearts to better follow Our Lord in bringing His peace to the struggles that are part of the human existence?
I think that it is not random that May is the month of Mary. May 1st has long been considered the start of new growth. For centuries, the Catholic Church has set aside the entire month of May to honor Mary. Who better than our Blessed Mother, in this time of beauty and promise, to demonstrate the joy found in God’s love than she who accepted that love in her heart so totally, and embraced the difficulties that were part of her human existence so that the promises of God would be fulfilled?
We feel God’s love, often and sometimes powerfully. We have encountered the Lord Jesus, who shows us how to be His disciples, to do what He did to bring hope to an imperfect world. We experience the nudging of the Holy Spirit to guide our actions, leading us to where we are needed to further the Kingdom of God.
How blessed we are to be children of God!
John Lyons firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Otermat email@example.com