Thursday, January 22, 2015

#tbt: The Daily Working

My copy of Jim Manney's Ignatian inflected commonplace book is already sprouting post-it notes, pointers to new authors I've discovered, questions to think about.  Today's author wasn't new to me — it was me, a snippet from a piece I wrote for This Ignatian Life in September 2012!  But funnily enough, in this first week of the semester where I feel inundated with meetings and organizational details it was good to read my own words and to remind myself, I really do love the daily working, the writing of an introductory course lecture, the office hours, my students.  Admittedly, I'm still working on loving the grading.  As Urban Spiritual Director was wont to say, "first of all we preach to ourselves."

You can read "The Daily Working" at This Ignatian Life; the title comes from a line from dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham — and see what questions it prompted Jim Manney to pose for reflection by checking out page 30 of the excerpt above!

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