In order for things to change, you have to change… in order for things to be better, you have to be better…
I don’t really know who wrote it, but after reading this reflection I will be forever grateful to whoever came up with that thought. In order for things to change, I have to change… ouch! Possible? With God, yes, but on our own, we can’t. There are a lot of circumstances in our lives which make us or break us. It depends on us how we deal with it.
I remember reflecting on what life is all about and my friend told me that life is what we make of it. It's the decisions, the choices, the blessings, the trials, everything!! Life is not what our parents want for us, nor what our peers will dictate upon us. Life is what we are and what we do with it.
The only permanent thing in this world is change. We have to deal with it. As we decide to do so, we not only make ourselves better individuals, we will turn out to be good influences to others as well. Those we influence will want to change and so the chain goes on…Jesus wanted change with how the Pharisees were dictating to his people. It led to His death on the Cross, but His death on the cross changed man. It brought salvation upon him and we too are told to do the same and it is our choice to do so. That is to change… and to be better.