Today is one of the holiest days for Franciscans around the world, since it celebrates the moment St. Francis breathed his last breath of suffering and entered into the realm of new Life and Love. This is s celebration of “transition” from life in this world to life in the Kingdom.
Every life is in some state of transition: moving in and out of illness and treatment; new jobs, homes and neighborhoods; creating life and new relationships; giving up existing ones; children off to high school, college and beyond; letting go of youth; embracing a new way of life, even after retirement!!! Yes, life is a series of transitions reminding us that life lived to the fullest will certainly mean change.
And all these transitions prepare us for the great Transition, “transitus” in Latin, walking through the gateway of death into the embrace of God….and every loved one who has already made the journey. This embrace will last forever. Resurrection has the final word.
Peace and Buen Camino. Frank. Frank