Today I just found out that I will be attending World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, in order to cover stories from there for Catholic New York. Needless to say, I am sitting at my desk nearly bubbling over with both excitement and nervousness.
I have to be honest and admit that knowing that I will be going on this trip has already impacted my life in a very personal and profound way. Being given such a special professional opportunity is not something that I take lightly. And on the more spiritual side, I am filled with joyful anticipation for the moments of faith that I hope I will experience on this adventure. (For those of you who cannot attend, I am hoping that circumstances will allow for me to post about World Youth Day while I am there!)
When I walked out of the meeting with my editor with the news that I would be traveling to Spain for such a momentous occasion, I couldn’t help but feel that I had been given a great gift – a chance to experience my faith, and my job, in a new way.
Has there been a moment in your life when you felt overcome with happiness? Please share!