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Starting Over

Starting over. What would you do differently if someone asked you that? What changes would you make?

In this Sunday’s second reading of Revelation 21:1-6, you see a new heaven and a new earth. Starting a new life sounds tempting, but that comes with new mistakes, and so many other things come into play. This would be a good verse to dwell in the word with, and this can be interpreted differently when one reads this verse.

Are there things I would do differently? Of course. We all have things we wish we would have done differently. Did I learn from it? Yes, I did. Learning is part of the process of growing into oneself; it’s not learning and doing the same thing again.

To be born again through Christ and only be asked to love one another as the Lord has loved us comes easier and easier for me. Growing closer to the Lord, it seems I learn something new each day, through prayer, through giving, and always thankful for what I have.

Each of the readings in this Sunday’s Gospel I interpret to listen through prayer — to begin a new life, to grow closer to the Lord, to give of oneself, and to follow. There will always be bad with the good, but listen to oneself and be faithful.

We are here to live our lives freely as we wish. As summer gets closer and people are outside more and more enjoying the weather, be grateful for what we have. It is a gift that keeps on giving every day. Love one another, and help one another, because we’re all in the same boat.

Rob Garza
Salem custodian and certified personal trainer at DROM Fitness

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