Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 11-17 October 2015
“For I the Lord do not change; therefore, you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.”
The month of October is memorable to me for a number of reasons. Aside from that, October is also close to the celebration of the Christmas season. It is when also people start preparing for the upcoming Halloween and All Saints’ Day celebrations. It is also when the United Nations was founded, and also where my favorite saint, St. John Paul II, will have his feast day. October is truly a month marking the change from normal to festive mood.
All of these activities pertain to one thing – change. Nothing is permanent as they say except change. It occurs on everything whether we like it or not.
Change affects people. It tells us that nothing will last forever. We may feel lonely today, but sooner or later we will feel an uplifting of our spirit as we get over from our sorrows and start trusting God with our lives. He is the only thing that is eternal, everlasting and ever-living. His love for us is unbounded by time.
As we live everyday of our lives, starting today, and this week, we thank God first for His eternal love for us. It is not bounded by time or affected by change but rather of what He is and what who He is.
God is not affected by change, but can affect change.