God’s mercy, as Julian of Norwich put it in Monday’s quote, is “all love in love.” Mercy goes much further and deeper than taking on pity on someone in need or reconciling with someone who has asked forgiveness. Mercy is a way of looking at life, a way of approaching our everyday experiences and relationships. [...]
What does it take for our beliefs to affect our actions? When does a thought become a motivation? When does an idea generate emotion and passion?
True faith goes much deeper than mental agreement or abstract ideas. Faith involves what we think as well as what we believe and how we feel. Faith is a whole-person matter, which means that it must also involve what we do physically in the world. Especially in some cultures, intelligence and education are given high [...]
During August, I’ll focus on how Ignatian principles of spiritual growth are quite fitting for those of us in the second half of life. “Find Your Inner Iggy” is the title of a promotion Loyola Press had going on Facebook recently, and I really like the sound of that phrase—rather whimsical. Direct Your Energy to [...]