Chris Mueller began his talk with graduated seniors by asking the rhetorical question: “What comes next?”
He then let us know that it’s ok to not know what you are doing with your life. He illustrated this by mentioning an experience from his own life where he, at one point, did not know what he wanted to do. He tried out acting, teaching in a public school, teaching theology in a Catholic school, and then to making shows for Catholic families to watch. Chris then mentioned that we should not wait for the world to give us permission to be classified as an adult. He defined being an adult as: “Adulting is making mistakes and learning from them and then moving on.”
When it comes to keeping your faith alive after high school, Chris thought the best way to go about this would be to “keep your faith by constantly giving it away and sharing it with other people”.
The goal while away at whatever career you are pursuing should be not to protect your faith but to share your faith. One of Chris’ main tips on keeping your faith alive is to find a daily time to pray and make appointments with God. When he has heard people talking with God, he seems to notice that many of us use God like am ATM machine and just request things from Him when we need them the most.
The last way that he mentioned on how to keep your faith alive was to find a community; not only a community with other people, but with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.