"There comes a point in your life when you realize
who never did,
who won't anymore...
and who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future."
So much of our unhappiness is rooted in our inability to let go, instead we cling and become demanding to our families and our friends.
What causes us to be like this?
What happens to water if it lay alone where no wind or earth can disturb it's peaceful surface?
It stagnates and becomes noxious.
When we try and stop change and growth we are choosing to stagnate, why then are so many surprised when others wish to move on, to live life with all its joys, pains and hardships?
What makes us think that everything must stay the same?
Life is meant to be challenging and more so if you are a devout lover of God and follow the dictates of your Church.
How many of our Great Saints and Martyrs died snug and warm in their beds?
And the Greatest of all women who have ever lived and graced this earth with her glorious presence, Our Lady. Did Our Lady cling to Jesus and demand he stay home with her where she could protect Him, her son and her God?
Rather Mary followed her Son even though at times she did not understand fully the meaning of His Life, she let Him go....
We are also called to let go even if that letting go is painful to us, was it not even more painful for the Mother of God?
Do we think ourselves greater than God's Delight, that is Mary? That the shadow of suffering and loss must never darken our own lives as if we were somehow better than Our Lady and the Saints in Heaven.
Our lives are made of up sunshine and shadow, we can either learn to dance in the shadows or wail in the dark.
Reflection written by Marie
Quote Thanks Jean