When I taught preschool, I always talked about the March weather coming in like a Lion and going out like a Lamb. I also recall the Shakespeare quote from Julius Caesar to “beware the ides of March.” March also finds us celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. However you look at it, March is indeed a busy month! Today the Lions and Lambs of March come to me in a new way. I am thinking of our feelings towards our neighbors.
Be they neighbors near or far, will I treat them today as though I am a Lion or a Lamb? Since we are still looking for acts of kindness, I would hope you would be a Lamb in your treatment of neighbors.
What does that mean?
Lambs are seen as warm and gentle, and Jesus was identified as the “Lamb of God.” When we meet a new person or try to help someone, we should aspire to be lamb-like. Don’t forget to watch for church members young and old committing acts of kindness!
If you see an act of kindness, PLEASE fill out a snowflake, located in the hallway to Memorial Hall, to recognize that act. We are still hoping for a blizzard by “Spreading Kindness Like Snowflakes” through March. (After March, we will have some new “snowflakes,” so keep up the good work!)
March dates to be mindful of include:
- March 1 – Ash Wednesday. Service 7:00pm at First Church.
- Lenten Wednesdays – Soup and Bread, followed by our Lenten Study, Plenty Good Room (link), which will include separate programming for young children. (Please notify me that your children will be in attendance.)
- March 31 is Dinner and a Movie starting at 6:00 PM. Watch the eNews for more details.
Tracey Harris, DCE