It is snowing outside my window as I sit to write my column this morning (Monday). Obviously Mother Nature is still in charge and sending us a reminder of that fact, lest we think that weather operates in typical or predictable patterns. April fool! While we have come to expect a certain order or sequence to weather patterns, the exceptions still catch us by surprise and bring some disappointment. Spring will arrive I am sure of that, but not necessarily according to my timetable - nor that of major league baseball. Opening Days this year have been less than ideal for all Chicago baseball fans!
I think that there is probably some good spiritual reflection in all of this unpredictability, especially as we are in the season of Easter and resurrection themes abound.