A Moment to Reflect

11 June 2020

A Moment to Reflect -39

Some more wisdom from the world of Pooh Bear…

“How does one become butterfly?’ Pooh asked pensively.
‘You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar,’ Piglet replied.

You mean to die?’ asked Pooh.
‘Yes and now,’ he answered. ‘What looks like you will die, but what’s really you will live on.” 

― A.A. Milne

It’s been said often in these past few months that we are living through strange times. It has also been said frequently that in the months and even years to come we will have to get used to a ‘new normal.’  No one really knows what that ‘new normal’ will eventually look like, but what all of these observations amount to is that we are living through times of transition and change.

Dealing with radical change can often seem daunting and even terrifying though actually what we fear most is not change itself so much as loss—the loss of the familiar, the comfortable and the predictable. 

But what if the new is infinitely better than the old? Would you risk the change then? 

This is the question with which Jesus challenged his disciples when he told them:

 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed? ― Jesus.  Luke 9:24-25 (New Living Translation)

What might that mean for you?