March 2023 reflection – Ann Bodkin – Wagga Wagga
April 5, 2023

Everything has it’s time.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3.1

………and my favourite time each year is March. The season of Lent and preparation for Easter. The month of my birth. Sadly, the month of the death of my Father in 1969.

These events are times of prayer and offering of thanks to Jesus and Mary for the opportunity to continue to live and grow in love.

But, March also heralds in the beautiful season of Autumn. I believe that Autumn asks me to take some deep breaths and cleanse myself of any lingering darkness within and find time to rejoice in the beautiful presentation of the colours in the Autumn leaves and gardens.

I love to watch as neighbours tidy their gardens, children play in the piles of Autumn leaves. Even the cats and dogs enjoy watching the falling leaves and playing with them on the ground.

The days are getting shorter, the weather cools down from the unrelenting sun. Night-time sleeping is easier.

There is more opportunity to spend time with family. I just love this time of year.

Ann Bodkin.