I believe the title of this post is one of Peter Block’s six questions or conversations he developed in “A Small Group.” I am familiar with Peter and “A Small Group” only by second hand. But I read a post that refers to this question, “Why is it important for you to be here today?” and its follow-up, “What cross-roads are you at?”
I’ve grown tired of lectures from experts on how to live. But I am energized by self-revealing conversations with other people who talk about their passions and struggles. I want to learn from their practice. I want to be inspired by their persistence. I want to discover what keeps them on the path, with the hope that together we can all stay on the path.
I want to learn from other learners how they push through to the other side of transformation and transcendence.
Maybe these questions can get us started on the path together. We learn to listen to each other’s story, about what matters to each person, and the decisions they face.
I say path, but there could be many. Yet they will have threads in common; seen in different perspectives, maybe painted in different colors. But wisdom is justified of all her children (Lu 7.35).