Daily Meditation for March 4, 2019

“Nothing ever stays the same,” a familiar phrase we might hear from people who are experiencing changes in their lives. Sometimes these words express a person’s unhappiness with change and sometimes the words express joy at the opportunity to try something new. For example, there was Roger, an eighth-grade student who loved sameness and predictability. It was unsettling for him when the seating arrangement in the classroom changed or the class schedule would shift. Then there was a teacher, Mary, who was experiencing a divorce. Mary often would talk with the school principal after classes, verbally tracing the threads of her marriage and trying to make sense out of this change. Change often brings a challenge and a hope for something good to come from this change. Maybe it is a good thing for us when “nothing ever stays the same.”

by Joyce Iten, OSB