For the last three years I’ve spent a significant amount of time with one of my students, Matt Crawford. He’s been very active at the Newman Center and in our alternative break program and we share a love of Ignatian Spirituality.
He’s a Canisius High School graduate where he met the Jesuits and now as he graduates he’ll begin to discern where God will lead him with his life’s choices.
I, for one, will miss Matt. But I have a feeling that I’ll be seeing him from time to time down the road.
As he finishes up a final spring break, I’d like to give Matt a book from an old Jesuit who I knew well at Fordham, Fr. Bill O’Malley, who dared to live in the dorms amongst us students, sharing a dorm mass with us and simply being a joyful priest. His book is simply called “God: The Oldest Question: A Fresh Look at Belief and Unbelief – And Why the Choice Matters. It’s a fairly easy read but yet it provides much challenge.
I hope Matt has a nice experience on the Alternative Break this time out and that each day forward is most challenging and rewarding for him. It’s been fun, Matt. Keep the faith!