February 22, 2016
MY DIALOGUE WITH A BUTTERFLY
Butty, Butty! That’s what I call you!
You’re so beautiful, so free to fly
You don’t seem to have any worries in life
You can fly and perch on any tree
You can fly and perch on any flower
You can eat their pollen with freedom
You are so free and beautiful.
God made me a caterpillar,
I was made good and beautiful
As I grew, I had both good and bad experiences
I picked up different characters from those experiences
Some of these characters were healthy
Some, not healthy
The unhealthy ones became a burden to me.
I was afraid
I thought the world was crashing at me
I formed cocoon to protect and defend myself
The cocoon and unhealthy characters covered me
They began to weigh me down
I could neither move forward nor backward
I got trapped in a place
Then, I looked unpleasant
I became weary and worried
I sought help from my Maker
I yearned to be what my Maker made me to be, good and beautiful.
My Maker was pleased with my longing
He told me not to worry
He assured me of his unfathomable love and redemption
He told me to be patient and to remain in my cocoon for a while
I waited with patience for my Maker
I trusted him with my entire heart
All of a sudden, the cocoon gave way
I became free and more protected by my Maker
I became the beautiful butterfly you see
I am a transformed caterpillar
It is my friends that call me butterfly
I am good and beautiful.
You can be like me
You can be yourself again
You can become free like me
The freedom that comes from the Holy Spirit
The freedom to discard trivialities
And to hold on to what is good
You can become the person God created you to be
God is always ready to set you free from your burden
From all that weigh you down
From the entire things that make you look unpleasant
To set you free from the cocoon that covers you
And gives you his divine protection and providence
So that you might be more like him, good and beautiful
So that you can serve as he served
So that you can love as he loves
So that you can joyfully proclaim the Good News in your time.
Thank you, Sister Butty Butty!
For teaching me that I, too, can be transformed, irrespective of my present nature and nurture!