Fr. Dan White, S.J.
April 12, 2015
St. Bernard of Clairvaux said there are two books of revelation: the Scriptures and the created world. A Christian, in his mind, should read from both. The experience of spring-time offers an opportunity for an appreciation to the transcendent power of creation to move us into deeper experience of the Risen Lord.
The transformation of the natural world is, of course, the perfect metaphor for the Easter season. It was most fitting the daffodils that define spring in Missouri came out during Holy Week as if on cue. A great gift of the Easter season is that it is long enough for us to truly relish the awakening of the world around us. Death is transformed by life that restores the beauty and goodness of all that is. This season the longest of the Church year, by the way, reminds us of the new life and new creation.
These glorious days should encourage us to notice Christ’s abiding presence in our world. This is the time when all that is experiences re-birth. May we join creation in praising our God.