Food for Thought – October

Food for Thought – October

It has been said that the one constant in life is change. Our “Food for Thought” hostesses for October, Mary Malone and Arlene Jones have chosen CHANGE as the theme for the month. We have all heard the expression, “This too shall pass”. Implicit in that is “If you wait long enough”. Change can be welcome, beneficial and sought after. It can be eagerly awaited, needed and refreshing. It can also be unexpected, frightening, disturbing and even shocking. We want to embrace it or run from it. It may feel like a reward for much careful planning and effort or a punishment for an unknown mistake. Change is universal to all of us. Let us explore and share our thoughts with each other on this phenomenon that is at once physical, emotional and spiritual, something that draws us together and yet makes us unique. Here are two selections with questions for reflection.

Selection One: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Everything on earth has its own time and its own season. There is a time for birth and death, planting and reaping, for killing and healing, destroying and building, for crying and laughing, weeping and dancing, for throwing stones and gathering stones, embracing and parting. There is a time for finding and losing, keeping and giving, for tearing and sewing, listening and speaking. There is also a time for love and hate, for war and peace.

Questions for Reflection:

  1. Do you like CHANGE?  Why or why not?
  2. What changes would you like to see in the world, our society, your life?
  3. What is your “time”, your “season”?

Selection Two: The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change;

courage to change the things I can; and 

the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;

enjoying one moment at a time;

accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,

not as I would have it;

trusting that He will make all things right

if I surrender to His will;

that I may be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with Him

forever in the next. Amen.

Questions for Reflection:

  1. What are some things that you cannot change?
  2. What are some things that you can change?
  3. What is your “pathway to peace”?
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