February draws to a close, and with it goes the Winter. March. An aptly named month, accidental though its meaning is. March is in fact named for the Roman god of War, Mars. But war is all about marching, and March give momentum to the year. A time of growth. The darkness is already receding and the days grow longer. The crocus’ and daffodils are bursting forth and the grass is beginning to grow. Better get the lawn mower out!
A lot to do today, so I won’ dwell long. I need a car charger for my iPhone. My daughter needs material to make a cushion, we need to visit an ailing grandfather, the grass must be cut, and rugby matches must be played. Amongst all that which is most important? Allow me to give you a clue…
De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine;
Domine, exaudi vocem meam. Fiant aures tuæ intendentes
in vocem deprecationis meæ.
Si iniquitates observaveris, Domine, Domine, quis sustinebit?
Quia apud te propitiatio est; et propter legem tuam sustinui te, Domine.
Sustinuit anima mea in verbo ejus:
Speravit anima mea in Domino.
A custodia matutina usque ad noctem, speret Israël in Domino.
Quia apud Dominum misericordia, et copiosa apud eum redemptio.
Et ipse redimet Israël ex omnibus iniquitatibus ejus.