"Endings and beginnings are always right up against each other. Nothing ever ends without something else beginning or begins without something else ending. Perhaps this would be easier to remember if we had a word for it. Something like "endbegin" or "beginend."
"Sometimes we may need simply to choose life. It is possible to become so attached to something or someone we have lost that we move forward blindly, looking over our shoulder to the past rather than to what lies ahead. The Bible tells us that as she looked back, Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt. I suspect that many of us have had this happen to us without our realizing we have become frozen, trapped by the past. We are holding onto something long gone and, hands full, are unable to take hold of our opportunities or what life is offering."
And a quote from II Corinthians: "Now is the accepted time. Behold, now is the day of salvation."