I think it’s sort of a good thing that Memorial Day weekend comes right after Pentecost Sunday this year. Pentecost is about being given the gift of the Holy Spirit; it’s about our spiritual gifts in general; and it’s about the Christian community. Memorial Day honors those we have lost, and although the cultural focus [...]
In the previous post, I briefly described various aspects of Jesus’ personality and the different roles he plays in the Gospel accounts. I asked that you identify the role or roles you are most comfortable with or most attracted to. Also, identify the role(s) least attractive to you or that make you uncomfortable. Now, use [...]
During this first week of our Lenten retreat, we have concentrated on what St. Ignatius called the Principle and Foundation. I’ve referred to this as our essential nature as people created by God for the purpose of living out Divine Love in our specific circumstances. Right now, give yourself a few quiet moments to reflect, [...]
In the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, there are various “rules for the discernment of spirits”—what we would simply call principles of wise discernment. Included in these rules are four helpful strategies to use when trying to make a good decision. Line Up the Pros and Cons. Make a list of all the advantages of [...]
Have you exercised your imagination lately? In these days leading up to Christmas, give your imagination some real freedom. Please click on the image below to begin your reflection of words and images to help you focus and rest. If you are unable to see the image, please click here.