"Such a small proportion of those who have been baptized as babies [I would add those who were baptized at any age] take the trouble to figure out the true nature of Christianity: an event born of an encounter. It is perfectly right and proper, and indeed crucial for maturity in faith that we should cultivate an awareness of that 'particular moment' in our own life when our baptism became real to us through an encounter with the Christian event. There is a moment in the life of all Christians, just as there was for the first Christians (think of Peter, Andrew, James, and John on the shore of the lake [Matt 4,18-22; Mk 1,16-20]). For many it will have coincided with a clear perception of a personal vocation. It is most important for every believer to go back to the moment when [s/]he had this experience of an encounter with the event of the Person of Christ. I am not talking about a mental or devotional exercise, but about the concrete possibility of grasping what is at stake when we talk about Christianity. After Confirmation, so many young people drift away from the Church because they do not consciously have this crucial experience of a personal meeting with Christ. A Christianity that is reduced to ethics or pure theory, a Christianity that is not event, does not interest people. The reason is basically the same as what Camus suggested when [writing] about love in his Notebooks: 'You have to encounter love before you encounter morality. Otherwise it's agony. It's not by force of scruples that a person becomes great. Greatness comes to a person, if God wills it, like a beautiful sunny day'" (pgs. 320-321).
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day
Take me to that other place
I know I'm not a hopeless case"