At Jesuits.org, Dan Dixon, SJ, shares his story of pilgrimage to Mexico in 2013, with his initial anxiety and eventual embracing of the experience.
Oaxaca was possibly my favorite city I visited in pilgrimage. I started having fun. I began speaking the language with greater fluency. I was asked to give a number of talks to various groups and assist with different ministries. The embarrassment I had about what I was saying had gone away. I felt loved and accepted exactly as I was.
This is the type of relationship I feel I have with God.
With God, there is no place for fear, anxiety and tension. He has made us to be a certain way and has blessed us with unique stories to share. Oaxaca taught me that rather than scrutinizing my “performance” in life, I should enjoy what God has placed before me. Turns out, I speak a lot better that way.
How can you enjoy what God has placed before you this season? What stories will you share?