SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS
Lesson 7 – Release Regrets and Avoid Backward Glances
Lessons I Learned from Mom on Meeting Transitions with Grace
I didn’t know that the last time I visited mom would be my last time with her.
For some reason I didn’t kiss and hug her when I left; instead, I extended an Italian salutation – “Ciao!” She looked up, put a big smile on her face and raised both her arms high and wide, flicked her wrist up, and returned the salute, “Ciao!”
For a while, I regretted not kissing and hugging her. Later, when I pondered this, our “so long” was fitting, especially given our Italian heritage. “Ciao” in Italian is used as both a greeting and a parting.
Life, if you think about it, is a series of greetings and partings, endings and beginnings, and the love shared goes on. So the greetings and partings celebrate the continuity of life, the eternal quality of love, and our soul’s immortality.
Life tip: It is healthy to move towards healing by releasing regrets and avoiding backward glances. Our holding on and looking back makes progress sluggish and bumpier than it needs to be. Then, our lives become less joyful and we can squeeze the beautiful flow of life from Above.
Instead, we might consider lifting our arms wide open and celebrate with reverence, acceptance, and thanksgiving this glorious gift – the continuity of life, God’s eternal love, and our soul’s immortality.
“Enter into his gates with Thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” –Psalm 100: 4, NJV
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