One thing we did at the business district was look at the buildings which the City of Chicago has marked for historic purposes. It was very interesting to see some buildings that were built in 1892, one year after the founding of my religious Community, the Sisters of the Resurrection. The gentleman who took us on the tour said," I think back sometimes when I walk down this street to imagine how it must have been 100 years ago here. Many of the same buildings but no cars, buses or trains. People dressed differently and life so different than what it is today." That comment sparked my own thought process to wonder what people of the year 2114 will remember about those of us who lived in 2014. What are we leaving as our heritage?
Tomorrow we will meet many young adults from all over the country who want to know how to discern God's Call in their lives. There is a team of laity, religious and priests who will share with them from their expertise, their knowledge and their own commitment to being called by God. I suppose in a real way one could say we are contributing to the future of these young people and the things we encourage over this week will help build the foundation of the church of the future.
If you have read this far in my late night blog, please remember to pray for the Catholics on Call team and for those young adults who will begin their COC journey tomorrow. In the end, God will "make history" in their lives, as God has done with us. I entrust these days into God's loving care and as the lights of Chicago dim, my own room lights are going out for the night.
A blessed night, one and all!