A colleague of mine attended a workshop on adolescent ministry given by Dr. Robert McCarty, executive director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. She shared her notes with me and I was struck by one thing that Dr. McCarty emphasized over and over again: he said that we must teach our young people to live deep, not fast.
I absolutly love that notion and I plan to share it with my young people when we prepare for our next meditation on Monday evening. Our society teaches us to live fast. The Catholic Tradition teaches us to live deep. We do this in a variety of ways, not the least of which is through our life of prayer.
As we approach this week, let’s help our young people to put down roots and to slow down and to savor the gift of God’s grace: to live deep!