What a gorgeous day today. I believe Autumn is my favorite season. There is something that touches me when I see the bold gold and russets among the rich green. Add the deep blue sky or water and that is just about the best combination of colors. Autumn also brings the ending of richness in creation to the more stark winter. I like Winter as the snow settles on the landscape.
The seasons also speak to the changing cycle of life that we embrace as the Paschal Mystery. The seasons reflect Christ’s birth, life, death and resurrection. He had to walk through each season to find eternal life with God. As Jesus, we must walk through each season to find our way to God.
The beauty of nature’s seasons and the beauty of the Paschal Mystery help us question how to live our lives: What seasons do we embrace or find challenging? What seasons bring hope or naturally deepen our faith? What seasons do we find difficult to live through or give us energy to move forward? What seasons bring us closer to death and resurrection? How do we identify with Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the changing seasons of our lives?
These are essential questions all of us face, aren’t they? Regardless of how we feel, the breath of God surrounds us in nature’s seasons and changing. The breath of God awakens us as we travel along with Christ as our guide. Where does the breath of God lead you? Where does the breath of God inspire you? How does the breath of God becken you to change?