As we walk through the early morning countryside we see a magnificent tree, full of blossom. So full of Springtime is it, that it almost obscures the quiet church building in whose courtyard it grows.
It reminds us that life goes on, sometimes with a spectacular show, but sometimes quietly, slowly. This tree has seen many seasons, many springtimes and many snowfalls. But is it thriving through them all, welcoming the seasons in their turn, just as we must welcome all the seasons in our life.