Spiritual Message from Fr Mark:
We all have people in our lives that we wish we could change something in them.
How can we change our children? How can we change our spouse? How can we change our colleagues? How can we change our….
On the tomb of an Anglican bishop, the following words were written:
“When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world.
As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it too seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it. And now as I lay on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example, I would have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.”
Change the toughest person first – yourself, then all will follow. This is Repentance.