On April 23, 1985 Coca-Cola announced that it was changing its secret flavor formula and "New Coke" made its debut. For those of us old enough to remember this event, the results were less than stellar for this corporation. Change in this case did not produce positive results.
As individuals, we each experience change in our lives. Sometimes these changes bring us closer to God; other times these changes lead us astray. However, we are not simply subjected to external circumstances that determine all of these changes. We are called to be proactive and seek out holiness in our lives. When we speak of change in regard to our faith journey, we are speaking about conversion. Are we growing in union with God?
We may not be making corporate decisions that could earn us millions of dollars if we call the right shots, but our decisions regarding faith and morals have much steeper consequences than dollars and cents. There are eternal ramifications linked to these decisions. Have we accepted the redeeming love of Jesus Christ? Does our love for God and our faith in Christ Jesus guide the decisions we make on a daily basis? Do we trust in the power of the Holy Spirit to give us the courage and perseverance we need to be faithful?
As we continue our 50 day celebration of Easter and move closer and closer to the great Feast of Pentecost, are we sensing the Holy Spirit stirring in our lives?