Well, if you think you have it all figured out... guess again and if you believe you have "arrived"... you have only just begun! New beginnings are a part of the Christian walk. It is why His mercies are renewed each morning just for us.
Everytime we walk out of Mass or Confession, every time we start a day...we begin again to follow Jesus on this journey. It is both humbling and freeing to know that we can start anew and begin again when we fail.
Have you ever watched a toddler who has just recently begun to walk? Their tremendous energy and enthusiasm and total spontaneity is infectious! Some times they just get up to fall back down again or go around and around in circles just for the sheer pleasure of it. They don't focus on the falls... but muster up every tiny muscle and effort to get back up again.
We are called to do the same. Even when we feel we are back to the beginning... there is a purpose for it but it is more important to focus on the future, than ponder the past.
Today's beginning is full of possibilities; tomorrow is but a distant promise so embrace first steps without shame or undue critique... with the Holy Spirit at the helm, you will surely reach your destination!
Joyfully yours... Anne