St. Dorotheos of Gaza says “who will give us back this present time if we waste it?” As I reviewed a recently written reflection, I thought about the many conversations related to time – how fast it’s been going – how quickly my kids have turned into adults – where have the past five years gone – why am I getting older (that one is asked a lot lately!)…
To enter the Heavenly Kingdom, we must prepare during our earthly life – as part of our daily existence. This requires changes; in our body, soul and spirit and these changes are the primary focus of Great Lent. St. John Chrysostom says, “after our time on earth, there are no more opportunities for change so this leaves our life on earth as the only time during which change is possible.”
Change, with our focus on Church and ministry
Change, with how we interact with people
Change, with all of those bad habits we have
Change, with the Stewardship of our Time, Talents and Treasures
This change is necessary for our salvation, for we know that God will judge us by our works but we don’t know when! We pray that this time of Great Lent provides you with the opportunity for reflection and the contemplation of change in your life.
We always think that there is plenty of time. Is there???