Reading from the Episcopal Lectionary pages yesterday my eyes and mind paused and tried to absorb these verses - seemingly a nice cap to my week of blogging about choices and changes:
Ecclesiastes 5: 19-20
Likewise all to whom God gives wealth and possessions and whom he enables to enjoy them, and to accept their lot and find enjoyment in their toil - this is the gift of God.
For they will scarcely brood over the days of their lives, because God keeps them occupied with the joy of their hearts.
Choicing and changing, how can I avoid the undeniable gift of joy and free will, the opportunity to use my mind and physical being to care for others, to love those I would not love, to revel in the unimaginable beauty of this island home human creation calls earth? How can I refuse to make the choices that will lengthen my life and the life of others, how can I refuse to live with no thought for the future of my great great grandchildren? How can I deny for a single moment that God has given me the most wonderful gift of all - my life?
Choices and changes - may we all pay attention to those that we are called to make this day. Amen