‘Life is a process of starting over again. Every day marks moments for new beginnings and hopes. The comfort of our faith is that it allows one to let go of disappointments and missed opportunities. It teaches us that no moment is wasted and that if we think we have failed in our promise, the seeds of opportunity for growth and fulfilment never fail.’ ~Thomas Keating
We need to hear more and more that it’s ok to let go of disappointments and missed opportunities. The high rate of suicide today especially in young people would link it with an inability to cope with some crisis in life. There is a huge pressure to perform, be successful, be cool and to be far more than we can be. There is an onus on all of us to nurture every possibility of a new beginning especially with young people. Failure and disappointments are part and parcel of life. We can use them as stepping stones and as moments of growth. We ask God today to help us seize such moments of growth.