Like Francis of Assisi, each of us journeys along the pilgrimage of life, and while doing so we are being shaped in little unseen ways. Only occasionally do we become aware of the liminal moments that change our lives forever in large and significant ways. One of the insights Francis’s story provides for us today is that, although we begin our part of the journey in varied times and ways, God has always been there alongside us from the beginning. For many of us, it is only when we stop and look back on our lives that we can see where the Spirit was indeed breaking into our world. Spirituality is in large part a matter of becoming ever more attentive to the questions and subsequent answers of our lives. Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?
—from Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis
by Daniel P. Horan, OFM