Christ’s call to repentance is a call to change. And all life is about change. I can simply allow changes to happen in my life. Or, I can choose the changes I want to see happen in my life. I have decided to choose what changes to make in my life and I have chosen to change for the better. It is a lifelong struggle that has to be renewed consciously everyday. And Christ has been my constant companion in this journey of change, providing me with signposts along the way to guide me.
Every dawning of the new day is a sign that I have been given another chance to make a go at changing for the better. The passing of the seasons is a sign that things will all eventually work out for the better, just as certainly as spring follows winter. People in my life are a sign of affirmation that I have made the right choice in deciding to follow Jesus. The people I have loved have all made me change for the better, sometimes painfully, often joyfully. The events in my life are directional signs telling me to go slow or move faster or go back or make a turn or move ahead. I am myself a sign to fellow travelers in this journey of changing for the better as part of a community moving forward to our Source.
When the crowds were increasing, Jesus began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be to this generation. Luke 11:29-32