I know family and friends who love the change of seasons, especially from summer to Autumn (also acknowledged as Fall). Watermelon, floating in the lake on a flotation device, noticing the warm summer breeze, flowers blooming in gardens and if you’re lucky when...
Ignatian Spirituality uses imagination and emotional intelligence to develop good habits.
God continues to invite each of us into a deepening relationship, to ongoing conversion. We believe that by embracing this invitation, we embrace our God who calls us to act in new, bold ways that reconcile our world, bringing about justice, peace and compassion.
Peace… we desire it; we pray for it, we look for it and then we discover it is within each of us. We are created to be a peaceful presence in the world. Sometimes it just takes the journey to recognize that what we have been seeking, we have already been given, the grace of peace.
In moments of experiencing unconditional love and acceptance, we often do not have words for what that experience is like, we just “know” it.
After praying and experiencing the anxiety of anticipating what was to come, Jesus came to an acceptance and from a place of inner freedom, he gave of himself, no one took his life from him.
So what is hope for us? When do we call on it and how do we recognize when hope is the outcome we desire?
We have a choice to look for the fundamental goodness in ourselves, and others because that goodness “changes everything”.
Ignatius invites us to be contemplatives in action … and within that action, to notice God in all things.
“There is much I want to say, as if the saying could prepare you for this path, as if there is anything I could offer that would make your way less circuitous, more smooth....” ~The Shimmering Hours (Jan Richardson) The holidays ideally are a time of food and...