An Ignatian Prayer Adventure continues with Week 3 materials ready today. Our theme is “Something’s Broken,” and we consider the effects of sin in the world and in our lives.
The aim is not to dwell in guilt and despair. As Kevin O’Brien, SJ, writes:
We don’t get very far just by counting our sins and trying to overcome them by sheer force of will. Instead, we need to keep our eyes fixed on God’s ever-present mercy, which is the ultimate source of our lasting liberation from sin.
We seek healing. Just as bodily healing often begins with some physical pain, healing of the soul begins with a graced awareness of our disordered loves and self-preoccupations.