I love this time of year, when the leaves turn from green to magnificent hues of gold, orange and red; when the air turns crisp; and the holidays beckon. It’s my favorite time of year! For me, this is the last autumn of my life, as I turn 60 in March, and will enter the winter of my life.
Time is short, and every seasonal change reminds me that my time on earth is limited. As the seasons change, I take stock of what I have accomplished and where I have fallen short; where I have excelled in virtue and where I could have done better.
Autumn Winds; Hearts Afire
As I celebrate this last autumn of my life, my heart is afire for Christ. Having left Corporate America, and the stress that went with it, I now work for Christ. Jesus is the best boss ever! The monetary salary is nothing to write home about, but the serenity, joy, and peace is priceless! My job also comes with increased trust, faith, patience and perseverance! Bottom line is that when you give your life to Christ, He gives you all that you need; all the grace, virtue and stamina necessary. He provides for you and all of your physical, spiritual and emotional needs. Like I said, Jesus is the best boss ever!
As we progress through Autumn, and the leaves fall off the trees; as the air grows colder and the snow begins to fall, I encourage you to take time to assess where you are at in life. What have you accomplished and where have you fallen short? What virtues do you excel at and what ones need work? Is your heart afire for Christ? You still have time to make changes. Join me in making the most of the time we’ve been given.
Photo taken by Nick Lieto.