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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Autumn relected in my soul
As I looked at this beautiful picture, I felt that it seemed to say something to me about my own soul. I am definitely in the season of autumn; nine RSCJs who were known and loved by me, have gone to God in less than two months! That does make me stop and think that there is a time when leaves fall, trees seem to be dying as winter approaches. However, there is a time for everything and most of our trees soon are able to withstand the winter months and appear in new glory in the Spring! I am not sure how all this applies to my soul, but feel that it is good to let go even as the leaves appear to be most beautiful as they turn into scarlet and gold; let them fall, clear out the clutter that accumulates quickly in souls who are not attentive to raking up the dead leaves and throwing them into a bonfire. I guess I am trying to houseclean both my inmost dwelling as well as my closets and files. Why do I let things collect? In the meantime, I am enjoying the changing season in my soul even if Miami does not really have gold and scarlet leaves blowing around at this time of year.