This grace came to me while standing at a Royals game. Remember who I am . . .
Who am I? I am primarily, a husband, a father, and a child of God. Of course, I'm also a son, a brother, a cop, a friend and several other things. But . . . who am I? What is . . . my vocation? It is that of a husband, a father, and a child of God.
For too long, I had found those things to be too challenging and pushed them away. I did not realize it at the time but I was avoiding those responsibilities and doing a really poor job at them. My path to happiness, though, is to accept those roles and their responsibilities and receive the graces that come along with them.
I mentioned in another post "The Running Sheep," I had received advice from my therapist to seek spiritual advice. That evening, at the Royals game, when I heard to the call to remember who I was, I texted a priest friend of mine and made arrangements to meet with him. This was my prodigal son moment when I recalled not only "who I am" but "whose I am" and when the Father came down the path to meet me---which is much better than talking to me as a head in the clouds.