Saturday, July 12, 2008

Daily Office Reflection: Recognized Timing

Psalms 20, 21:1-7(8-14) *10:1-5(6-10), 116, 117; Deuteronomy 14:1-12; Romans 10:14-21; Matthew 24:32-51

There is some innate sense in all of us that we know when it is time to move on, and it is one of those pieces of information that we (many times) ignore. Sometimes we ignore it because we just don't want change at that particular moment in time. Sometimes we ignore that knowledge that it is time to move on because there is a part of us that likes what we are doing. Sometimes it is because we are wallowing in remembrances of good times past and are melancholic at the thought of actually leaving something behind that has already left us far behind. 

It can be a very hard thing to let go, to move on, to try something new. But if we don't allow ourselves these opportunities we will all stagnate and cease to grow as fully human persons. Much like Jesus tells us today to take a lesson from the fig tree and its fruit, we too must be vigilant to signs that the time has come for change because in reality, nothing stays the same in life. Everything is always evolving and moving. This reality can make life much more enjoyable to live then to sit stuck in a past, that is long since past.

Copyright 2008, John F. Dwyer. All Rights Reserved.

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