It seems like change is never an easy process. Even though looking forward to the reason for change may be exciting and challenging, leaving the familiar may cause some sadness. As we are in the beautiful season of autumn, the multicolored leaves, the awesome sunsets, the cooler days, one needs to let go of the many activities that could take place during the summer months. Is our life comparable to this? As we move through the seasons of our life, our youth, our adult years, our years of aging, we too leave some things and move into other challenges and joys. With God’s grace and the support of family and friends, these times in life bring us to a deeper realization of who we are meant to be. A unique gift, from God, to the world.
By Michon Lanners, OSB