Eric Clayton, deputy director of communications for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, was standing in a rushing river in Bolivia when a cannonball moment struck his ego.
He realized, “I’m not called to stop the flow of the river. Rather, all I need to do is hold tightly to those caught in its current—and allow them to hold tightly to me.”
Watch the video of Clayton explaining his cannonball moment below.
This video is part of an initiative by the global Society of Jesus for the Ignatian Year.
Clayton is the author of the upcoming book, Cannonball Moments: Telling Your Story, Deepening Your Faith.