Finally, the snow is gone. Spring gives a feeling of new hope. The earth is called to allow its frozen ground to melt away, so that its true ground can be found anew.
For each human life, for every human heart, like the earth at spring, we too are all called in life to again and again find new ground.
For how often is it that what we thought was stable ground in our life, something that would always be, like snow has melted away? Perhaps it was a relationship, or a job, or a place we thought we would never leave. Perhaps it was an image of who we thought we were, or even a spiritual belief that we felt was our ground. And then things fell apart. What we thought was our rock in life turned out to be ice in the sun.
And yet when illusion falls away, when the snow melts, the opportunity to find truer ground becomes the task – for this task is actually our true mission as human beings. This is the hope of Gods, that human beings find the True Ground of the World.
Holy Week, which leads up to and prepares us for Easter is calling us in this mission. When are hearts are empty and burning, when we feel there is nothing left and that everything, like the snow has melted away, may this reveal an inner spring.
Hope in what can come – Not hope for what our small selves desire – but true hope – hope that what is needed will be born anew.
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