Starting Over

It’s always hard to start over. In every aspect of our lives. When we slow down on something, it’s hard to regain “speed”. When we lose something, or feel like it, it’s hard to have the will to try again. When we’re tired, it’s hard to rise to fight again. When we lose Faith, or we don’t feed Faith as we should, it’s hard… To Live!

But everyone has the chance to start again. To honestly regret, and try again. To believe again and enjoy what’s yet left to Live!

Restart. Try again. You may be so surprised and Fulfilled…

” Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinnedagainst heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

Luke 15:11, 32

We Hope it Inspires You to… Go for It! 😊

One thought on “Starting Over

  1. Excellent reflection.

    Sometimes we feel that the world has fallen with our choices. Or something unfortunate that happens to us in life. We feel lost, tired and so lacking in courage .. and all that is good, for us seems to be miles away from our hands … how hard it is to start over .. easily we forget “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. ” (Matthew Chapter 6:33) and also as in the story of this post “And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.” (Luke 15:31)

    Our Father who searches our hearts and knows better than anyone what we need will never forsake us …

    Starting over is always a new opportunity for us to be happier, in balance, in the true Peace of Christ, and to be more grateful, with more faith and therefore courage. We can do all things through Him who strengthens us.

    Thank you for this sharing.

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