Life is our resume. It is our story to tell, and the choices we make write the chapters. Can we live in a way where we look forward to looking back?
– Matthew McConaughey, Greenlights
In some ways, much of my public mission in the world began with inviting men to recover the deepest questions of their masculine souls. And in that recovery, to risk giving God a decade.
Choosing to enter into the radical choice of taking the lowest seat at the table. Excavating over building. Forsaking shortcuts. Recovering curiosity. Breaking limits we have placed on God. And choosing to recover our masculine initiation as the primary storyline in which we can recover our hearts as men and become trustworthy guides for others.
None of that can be done alone. It was over a decade ago that longtime ally and dear friend of mine Aaron McHugh started to make different choices alongside me.
Choices toward life.
Choices for play and adventure.
Choices to stop being the victim.
Choices to love.
Choices to risk living in a way where if God didn’t come through, all would be lost.
Most of these choices were small, hidden, and seemingly obscure. But in time and over time, Aaron has started to live in a way where he eagerly looks forward to looking back.
By day and by decade, he is learning to master the art of living.
We slowed the onslaught of daily demands to celebrate together as like-hearted apprentices a sacred mark in his initiation.
Aaron is inviting us to come along. To taste and see.
There is more. Dive in here to this declaration of hope. It’s yours if you want it.
For the Kingdom,