We met in the coffee shop. It seemed a suitable place to officially pass a baton from one to another. She’d take it from here. As I walked away from that meeting, I wanted to wrap up all my best words of advice and press them into her mind. I wanted her to have all the prep and pep talks that I hadn’t had. I wanted to prevent her from being overwhelmed.
But that’s not how it works for any of us, as we step into our callings.
Maybe you’re taking on a new position, founding a ministry, chasing the everyday divine, or learning to pass the baton yourself. Soon enough, there is the point where idealism crashes with humanity and we either get pulled under or learn to stand.