Thursday, March 07, 2013

On the Ignatian Adventure: Prayerfully People Watching

Two reflections from my Lenten Ignatian Adventure are up at DotMagis this week.

Mirrors of Dangerous Grace looks at the end of the First Week — where I found the repetitions in particular to be challenging.  I kept wanting to skitter away from looking again, into a love so deep it will change me, if I would risk it.  Walter Wangerin's essay In Mirrors is well worth a read as we get closer to Holy Week.

Holding God Close at Hand considers the contemplations of the Incarnation and the desire to know God with all our being.  Dan Ruff, SJ was my spiritual director around the time I made the Exercises, and so to find his piece on how to pray with those Gospel stories was an unexpected link back to my experiences of prayerfully people watching on those urban forays.  There is a comment left by Lynda on the post about signing for the deaf that beautifully reminded me of when Ignatius asks us to imagine singing with the angels: "I felt like I was praising God with my entire being rather than just my voice."

You can follow the path of the Ignatian Prayer Adventure here.  It is worth just browsing the rich offerings for prayer and reflection, even if you are just looking for ideas for prayer for a single day.

Image is from flickr, © oriol espinal, used under a Creative Commons license.

1 comment:

  1. Michelle, your mention of my comment touches me deeply.

    I have thought of you frequently recently as I'm taking classes at Regis College since I have retired and we studied a tiny, tiny bit of Quantum Physics in our Creation, Man/Woman, Sin class today. People think I'm crazy for doing all this work rather than just auditing but it is sooo exciting to study theology and auditing just wouldn't motivate me to work as hard.

    I appreciate your posts on dotMagis very much.