I’m not a biblical scholar, but I’ve always visualized it was autumn when Jesus sent ou.t his first disciples. The message was leave everything behind, bring nothing except the sandals on your feet. Shake off the dust of evil. The end of summer ushers in a new cycle. We once again hear the call of the Holy Spirit, urging us to leave our burdens behind and move forward. Leave the things we don’t need in life like fear and resistance to change. Stop avoiding problems. Take that adventurous vacation and find peace. Shake the dust off your heart and “rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” With the arrival of the fall season, we are given a chance to break free and leave the unnecessary things behind. We can endure the turbulent times of our generation because it’s heaven we’re bound for. It’s where our names are already written. Today’s anxieties will become a speck of dust loosed from our sandals.