Colours are fading
Cold wind is visiting
Frosts are appearing
and so winter is coming
But winter always comes with its commitment
to bring again spring, summer and autumn.
Despite all that we have said about winter
it never fails to fulfil that promise.
Winter is a good time to reflect upon our commitment that we have made
Neither failure nor success is the matter
What matters most is how we have kept our commitment
Whether it be a commitment to our family or community
Whether it be a commitment to our own self
Whether it be a commitment to God
It is also a good time to open our self to a new commitment
Just as the branches spreading their twigs open
ready to receive a new life
Let us humbly learn from Winter
how to keep our commitment
By doing so
may we bring the richness of spring, summer and autumn
to every life we encounter during our journey.