While engaged in a conversation this past week, I was asked about our mission work. What do you do? How do you raise money? How do you transform the young people? These types of questions are sometimes the norm. I am not sure why. So I asked why these particular questions. The answer I received was, I need to know if this is important enough. So I answered the last question first. Transformation. I hear often the importance of transforming someone, especially in youth. I told this person I do not transform anyone because I never set out to do that. The promise of transformation should not be the standard. I sets a false premise. The process of the youth group will perhaps help guide the young people and God will perhaps transform them as always. Sometimes it could take a month or a year or like most of us a lifetime. Transformation is not a fleeting moment when the skies open and we hear a voice. Saint Paul's transformation is still on going for all of us if we want to read and listen to his writings. In my 19 years I have seen five young people make a decision to become Catholic. I sponsored two of them. I had nothing to do with it. The process of the youth group did. That means each member working together through thick and thin decided that this faith thing means something. Transformation never ends, which is why we have lent and Mass and reconciliation. So i guess this is important enough.