Ashley McKinless, associate editor of America, reflects on intergenerational socializing and her recent pilgrimage in “Pathfinding in Spain.” It’s worth reading the full article, but the conclusion offers good food for thought in terms of the value of mixed-generational relationships. McKinless writes:
Ignatius’ conversion might have begun with Pamplona; but the still-unfolding story of the Jesuits began with the 38-year-old pilgrim moving in with a couple of 20-somethings at the University of Paris.
What lessons have you learned from friends of other generations? Have encounters with older or younger people taught you things you wish everyone could learn?
For more from America, see the book Praying with America.