We had a meet and greet with our new pastor this morning. I can already tell he’s going to fit in very well at our parish. Everyone on the staff had the chance to introduce themselves, tell him a bit about what he/she does every day, and then he had the chance to ask questions. Overall, I thought was great. Then he told us a bit about himself and began building a vision for the future. It marked a new beginning for our parish. It was exciting.
I know most of us get a little apprehensive when thinking about new beginnings. Of course, this is normal, but we can’t get stuck there. We have to trust that things will work out. If they don’t, then we can start once again.
In my own life, I’ve had several new beginnings in the last few years. Some were chosen, some thrust upon me. Looking back, I can clearly see the hand of God in all of them. I’m glad I didn’t let the apprehension and doubt get the best of me, because today I feel like a new person.
If you have the possibility to make a fresh start with something in your life, do it. Take the risk. If it doesn’t work out, try again with another plan. A few weeks ago, I used a line in one of my posts that fits well here. Life is not so much about the destination, it’s about the journey. Let’s have some fun while we travel the road together 🙂