Persons, places and things: Spring reveals God’s surprises


By Barb Arland-Fye


In a clay pot on a windowsill in the chancery’s kitchen, a green “stump” appeared content to do nothing but snuggle in the black soil. Each time I stopped by the ice machine in the kitchen and stole a glance at the plant, it looked exactly the same as the last time. Until Monday when, to my amazement, two lovely white trumpet-shaped flowers appeared at the top of a sturdy stem that had shot up a half-foot since Friday.
This exquisite gift from God nearly brought tears to my eyes; spring has been so late in arriving and winter, so gloomy. “I reward patience,” God seemed to be saying to me.

To read the rest of this article, subscribe to The Catholic Messenger’s e-edition.

Support The Catholic Messenger’s mission to inform, educate and inspire the faithful of the Diocese of Davenport – and beyond! Subscribe to the print and/or e-edition, or make a one-time donation, today!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted on