In just over six weeks I will embark upon what I suspect will be the most life-changing and dynamic experience I have yet to journey through in my short life. While part of me would love to jump on the plane right now, I don’t want to waste these six weeks. I don’t want to wait for the summer to experience growth.
I feel like this summer is going to be intense—in every way—and while I don’t know what that will look like, I want to be ready before I leave.
I don’t want to miss these next six weeks. While I still have my community, I want to be fully present. I don’t want to simply prepare logistically and mentally, and even emotionally, I want to prepare spiritually.
I don’t want to be too easily pleased. (See C.S. Lewis quote below.*) I want the fullness of what God has for me, not a makeshift fabrication of happiness that I try to scramble together for myself.
*"It would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased."—C.S. Lewis