Bold choices: Taking risks to follow the Master

Bold choices: Taking risks to follow the Master

louis vuittonWhat would you choose: a steamboat ride on the Mississippi, or white water rafting in the mountains? Before we attempt to answer this question, let’s take a step back and listen to this invitation from Pope Francis in a recent letter to young people: “Do not be afraid to listen to the Spirit who proposes bold choices; do not delay when your conscience asks you to take risks in following the Master.”[1] Taking risks isn’t always the most appealing prospect for us. A quick dictionary search for “risk” brings up some fairly daunting connotations: RISK: possibility of loss or injury: peril someone or something that creates or suggests a hazard the chance of loss or the perils to the subject matter of an insurance contract If taking risks can be so...