Before we leave the feast of St. Ignatius too far behind, I’d like to mention an excellent article about the many ways that Ignatius Loyola has been seen throughout the ages. A “polarity” of being with Christ and at the same time being active in the world is central to Ignatian spirituality. The author, Ron Darwen, SJ, concludes:
Ignatius had an uncanny feel for the big picture. He could see the wood for the trees and at the same time realised the importance of the trees. William Blake’s words could well have come from Ignatius: “if you would do good, you must do it in minute particulars.” Ignatius the man of vision, the man of order, could do both at once.