How God Gets Our Attention

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Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ, responds to the question, “How does God get our attention?”

He explains these points in the video:

  • Attention involves the whole person.
  • God deals with each one of us personally and individually.
  • God gets our attention by events, by happenings, and especially through others.
  • God gets our attention through his Word, the Bible.

Fr. Tetlow’s books include Making Choices in Christ, Always Discerning, and You Have Called Me by My Name.

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Joseph Tetlow, SJ
Joseph Tetlow, SJ, has spent his life sharing the message of Ignatian spirituality. His books Choosing Christ in the World and Always Discerning are considered classics of modern spirituality. Fr. Tetlow continues lecturing and writing. His latest book is Considering Jesus. He resides at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Dallas, Texas.


  1. I had been struggling with “What is God wanting me to hear?” Got a clear answer today. Thank you Fr Joe for your candid way of stating and sharing your reflection today. Peace

  2. Thanks. With his clarity, depth of faith, and patience, the Reverend Joe continues to inspire the young and the young at heart. May he be blessed with good health of mind and body.

  3. Thank you, Fr. Joseph for the clear, brief, and to-the-point reflection on how God gets our attention. Abundant blessings on you all at Ignatian spirituality, for your work for us. Iole


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