Something to Think About

Master of Disguises

December 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

“‘In the poorest of the poor we see Jesus in distressed disguise.’ So said Mother Teresa as she and her nuns ministered to the abandoned babies and dying aged whom they gathered in [...]

Weary on Christmas Eve

December 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

“What a mess we have made of God’s greatest gift to us! We scurry for weeks, baking, shopping, working extra hours, rehearsing and presenting Christmas pageants. By Christmas Eve, most of us [...]

Everything Is Precious

October 22, 2012 // 4 Comments

Something to think about | Those who have abandoned themselves to God always lead mysterious lives and receive from him exceptional and miraculous gifts by means of the most ordinary, natural and [...]

The Epitome of Discerning Love

September 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Something to think about | From his own experience Ignatius learned the essential importance of spiritual freedom. One can claim grace as genuinely and uniquely his or hers only if the conditions [...]

God Deals with Us Directly

August 30, 2012 // 1 Comment

Something to think about | We can trust our experience because God deals with us directly.  Ignatius certainly believed that the Church and Scripture are trustworthy teachers of truth, and that we [...]

God is Trying to Catch Our Attention

July 20, 2012 // 5 Comments

Something to think about ¦ The Ignatian Exercises rest on the theological assumption that God creates this universe precisely in order to invite other persons into the relational life of the [...]

We Can Trust Our Experience

June 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Something to think about ¦ Knowing that we can  trust our experience is the first and perhaps the most fundamental lesson about discernment.  Books and ideas and the counsel of the wise are all [...]

The I-Want-It-So-Badly Virus

June 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Something to think about ¦ Sometimes we’re driven by the I-want-it-so-badly virus: I so wanted to get to the top of the company, or to attract that attractive person, or to be rich, or to be [...]

How Do You Know If You Have Found God?

May 15, 2012 // 1 Comment

Something to think about ¦ How do you “know” if you have “found God” in something, in a moment of your day? For me it is like hitting a hard reset on my computer; It is reconnecting to [...]

“Not Many Things But Much”

May 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Something to think about ¦ A Latin proverb adds a spiritual dimension to the point: non multa sed multum, or “not many things but much.” Jesuits didn’t coin that phrase, though I’ve heard [...]
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