Let’s take a moment in IgnatiusFest to think about the men who first followed Ignatius. We wouldn’t be here without Ignatius, but we wouldn’t be here without the first companions either. They were a handful of students who met Ignatius at the University of Paris. They made the bold decision to join their lives together in a radical fellowship. It was a crucial moment. As the narrator of this video says, “the first follower turns a lone nut into a leader.”
The video explains how movements get started. Watch it with Ignatius’s first companions in mind. (Click here to see the video on YouTube.)
Ignatius – a born leader. Long live the memory of his leadership skills.
What an interesting take on “leadership”! I am encouraged, as a bit of a “lone nut” Spiritual Exercise devotee at the moment, to further encourage my first co-Exercitant. Especially now that we have 2 or 3 others considering making the Exercises “under” me this fall.
What a great post! It calls me to reflect on my willingness to join in the dance…