As a 52 year married old man, I am searching for discoveries. Without being too long worded, Im looking for revitalization of life. I’ve had a wonderful career, traveled, etc., but never had children. While the world seems to be drenched in “stuff”, new house, cars, and enjoying their kids and grandchildren, I want to learn the gospel deeper. I would love to write a book, teach, and most important evangelize people to the christian faith including Catholics that don’t even understand their faith.
So where to start? I thought right here that maybe someone might throw in a suggestion I have not heard. I have thought of becoming a deacon, but part of my culture is that I need to travel (eg. Paul), see new sights and cultures, but most importantly become more educated myself in my faith. A deacon seems to me to be already grounded where they live and normally want to stay in that community. My wife is very supportive in whatever I do and she is the most adaptable person I know. Perhaps go live in a monastery for a week (any suggestions). I live in San Antonio. Most people want to go to the beach for a week, I want to live in prayer for a week. Sounds relaxing. I’m very spiritual, and most people don’t want to discuss what I like to talk about.
At any rate, I could go much deeper, but any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.