Those of us who live in an area where we experience the change of season know the feeling in the air when Fall comes upon us. It feels invigorating. Personally, it gives me a constant flow of butterflies. Like many, it is my absolute favorite time of year for that very reason. Although I dread what comes after…Winter! I think Autumn is my favorite season because it signifies the process of change in the most obvious of ways. Living in Brooklyn, I have to go out of my way to see the changing of the leaves. When I get to one of my favorite parks in NYC, my memory is jogged to the importance that, just like the trees, I need to allow change to take place in my life. The trees are making way for new growth after the endurance of Winter, which can sometimes be very brutal. There is something very challenging when faced with the idea of letting go, working through the hardship, and then allowing for the newness to come about. Real change, I believe from experience, can only take place when we stop fighting the things that have clung to us through our various journeys. I encourage you to allow the leaves in your life to fall away so that you can be transparent enough through the rough patches. I promise that the new growth will be ever so worth it!
Reflection passage Colossians 3:1-11