Last night, my wife and I had the rare opportunity to attend 8pm Mass at a local Catholic university. Besides Mass ending well past our bedtime, it was a very reminiscent experience.

My wife and I started dating in college – a place quite similar to the one we visited last night. I couldn’t help but see us in the young men and women at Mass. I started to wonder – if I knew then, what I know now… Or, if I could talk to my 20 year old self, what would I say?

Especially in college, but really throughout our lives – it’s so difficult to see past the weekend, past today, past this moment, past the things that are happening in our lives.

College age kids embrace the present better than most, but they often lack perspective, especially eternal perspective. All of us face the struggle of living in the here and now, but not losing sight of the big picture.

At any age, that’s the challenge. To look past our own horizons, both in time and space. To use this moment to look to God and neighbor. It is truly a gift – one that can be squandered or one that can be used for the Glory of God. And, that’s true at every age.

Be the Men,


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