The first word of the opening prayer used on this Sunday in the Roman Catholic tradition, Laetare often lends its name to the Sunday as well: Laetare Sunday. Mothering Sunday, Refreshment Sunday or simply the 4th Sunday of Lent often feels to me like a whiff of Easter, like the breeze on a late winter's day that smell of spring -- and hope.
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, thy King cometh unto thee; He is the righteous Saviour,
and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.
Zecharaiah 9 : 9-10
And which of us, which part of this world could not use some peace now?