This up and down winter has had an effect on my houseplants. The miniature tangerines are looking good. Just under them an impatience plant still blooming from last summer. In the foreground a "Christmas" cactus that has never bloomed this time of year.
The readings for this weekend reinforce the theme of resurrection and new life. Through Ezekiel (37:12-14) God promises, "I will put my breath into you and you shall live again." Breath and Spirit translate the same Hebrew word. In Romans 8:8-11, St. Paul says, "The Spirit of God has made a home in you."