Twenty-Third Day of Lent
With each passing day, the days are growing longer.
With each passing day, our lives are getting shorter.
And yet in both cases new life is springing forth.
Thank you that spring brings the greening of the grass and the blossoming of the flowers.
Thank you that advancing age can bring with it the greening of our spirits and the blossoming of new possibilities.
Let it be that our spirits are constantly being renewed in you.
Let it be that our lives are constantly being drawn into yours.
Let it be that our love, our faith, and our hope are constantly growing.
And let it be that when we close our eyes for the last time,
we open them to find that we are, at long last, fully grown.