Spring draws us out of our dark hiding places into the light. Protected against the winter winds and, usually, bitter temps, we feel the warm breezes now pulling us out into the sun. And if you cup your ear and listen hard you can almost hear the crack of a baseball coming from Coors Field as the “boys of summer”” once again circle the bases. It is a time of awakening the spirit. Depressions lift, eyes lose their glazed look, life surges anew. The focal point of the new spring is always…. Easter. Known for various reasons it is the holiday that both heralds the spring and celebrates the emergence of Jesus from the tomb. One is celebrated because it simply IS. That is the snow melts, the birds sing, green shoots spurt out of the earth, and a new softness fills the air. The other is joyously celebrated by Christians around the world based on their faith that Jesus was crucified and then rose from the dead three days later. Whether true story or deeply held myth, it can bring hope to all who let in its lessons. How are you doing? Has the winter been kind to you? Are you ready to revel in the sunshine? Do remember that there are kind, loving people who make up the membership of UUCG. If you need support or just need to talk or create opportunities to support others, reach out. Stepping through our introverted nature and reaching out can feel great, both for you and the other person. You can see it as part of your personal Spring coming out party. I am also always available to talk with you about whatever is on your mind or your heart. My contact info is on the order of service each Sunday, and through the web site, or by calling Margaret at the UUCG number.
Look forward to seeing you Easter Sunday, and beyond!
From the minister
A reflection on our theme each month.