Our Lord is a seasonal God – He comes, He departs.
There are seasons when the tree is green, and seasons when it is dry.
Is He a capricious God – coming and going at whim?
Or does growth only come through the traversion of seasons?
Is He taking us to the place where we can be a person of All Seasons?
Or to become a person who is Seasonless?
To triumph over all seasons, we must go through each many times, howling wind or dry bed, then we’ll near the land of maturity.
One season compels preparation for the next. We build community in the days of spring, that it may be there in the winter.
Note: These are themes from Celtic spirituality, the Book of Celtic Prayer, April 21-22.