“And leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: ‘The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.’ From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent (Μετανοεῖτε, Change your mind/focus), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” (Mt 4: 13-17)

As those of us on the Older Calendar begin the Nativity Fast today, along with the changes it brings to our daily routine, I am reminded of the very first words spoken to us by our Lord Jesus Christ. They are a call to change: “Repent! (Μετανοεῖτε)” He says, which means “Change your mind” or your “focus!”

Today I embrace change, and re-focus on the “great light” that is soon to “dawn” upon us, in Bethlehem. As I make healthy adjustments to my daily prayer, eating, sleeping, and exercise schedules today, I thank You, Lord, for ever-challenging my life with positive change. A happy Nativity Fast or upcoming Advent, or Christmas-season, or just Wednesday (:/), everyone! Onwards and forwards! “Now have I made a beginning; this change has been wrought by the right hand of the Most High.” (Ps 76/77: 10, LXX)

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