“Now what?” After completing the first four volumes in The Way of Pilgrimage, senior high and first-year college students may wonder how to pull together all their new discoveries. The series’ tagline — “Pilgrimage is not about the destination. It’s about the journey” — may have attracted you at the outset of this study because it was so open-ended, and the end of the study so far into the future.
Now you may be terrified to step away from the safety and familiarity of the group to make your own path. Don’t give in to inertia! Finding what you are meant to become doesn’t have to be that overwhelming. And you’re not alone.
“As you step out into the world, remember that your vocation is a moment-by-moment, breath-by-breath series of opportunities and choices,” writes Oliver. “God has created you perfectly for participation in this crazy world. ... Remember the risen Christ is willing to be your constant traveling companion.”
In this volume, you’ll see your vocation as the divine call to be radically available to God — wherever your path leads. Investigate your faith stories (so far) and consider your gifts. As you’re sent into the world to become the person God created you to be, you’re empowered to the hilt with a sense of unique spiritual purpose.
Will you transform the world with newsworthy splash? Maybe, maybe not. Our vocation as Christian pilgrims is to make everyday decisions that honor God and serve “the least among us.” Find your own gifts to answer that call.
A Leader’s Guide, covering all 5 volumes, is available.
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