Never the Same River

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus pointed out, “You can never step into the same river twice.” A river is always changing from moment to moment.

The same is true of the soul–it’s always changing, always evolving. As a result, you never reach a point in this life where you can say that you have arrived at final stability. As the secular saying goes, “Life happens.”

We have at Incarnation a group called, the Spiritual Development Committee. These people are particularly concerned with the spiritual growth of the members of the parish. Again, the assumption behind the committee is that change will occur, regardless.

But I find this hopeful. We need not fear the future. Rather, we should prepare ourselves for the Holy Spirit to move us forward, to help us make the necessary changes in life into changes for the better. —J. Douglas Ousley

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