William A. Barry, SJ, writes for the Ignatian Volunteer Corps blog:
Ignatian discernment of spirits is one way to discipline our hearts so that we become more adult in our desires and thus more in tune with reality, which is God’s dream for our world. We can attune our hearts to God’s ways and thus become images of God, human beings who are friends of God, of one another and of the rest of creation.
He offers much to unpack in the brief blog post, one in a series he’s been doing as a Spiritual Reflector for IVC New England. For more on Ignatian discernment, see our Ignatian Way episode on the theme. For more on Barry’s idea of friendship with God, read this article.