There will come a day when you feel it—the call to adventure, the mysterious lure guiding you toward a particular decision, which is your destiny. It will seem illogical, maybe even unthinkable, but it will be undeniable. For many, it will be too daunting, too uncomfortable, and the adventure will end before it even begins.
But we have a name for those who dare to leave the ordinary world in pursuit of that adventure. We call them “heroes.” They are not immune to insecurity or fear, or to the resistance that will surely stand in their way. As they cross the threshold into the unknown world, trials await them, mentors awaken them, safety eludes them. But, in the end, a precious gift is given. What makes them a hero is not that they finally find that gift, but that they return home and share it generously.
Join us this Lent as we follow the One who answered the call and made the hero’s journey from Nazareth to Jerusalem, from life to death, and returned to his people with the gift of love unending and life everlasting. By following his hero’s journey, we come to better understand our own.