Could it be that Spring has at last arrived after three months of bitterly cold weather and grey cloudy skies?
I hope so.
The birds seem sprightlier than normal this morning and the trees wait for their nest building to begin soon.
This image brings to mind the sayings of Jesus that remind us of the costs involved if we are to follow Him :
As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Labels: Lent 2010