Front Page: Everyday Ignatian Spirituality

Front Page: Everyday Ignatian Spirituality

by Christopher Gleeson

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Overview

For most of the front pages that follow, my inspiration has been twofold - to elaborate some touching story from my everyday life experience, however banal, and use it as a stepping stone to illustrate how we might more easily find God and be found by God in all things. Central to Ignatian spirituality is the belief that our world is transparent, reflecting constantly a God who works in the depths of everything. St Ignatius Loyola saw the world as very user friendly. For him every part of it, from the stars in the heavens to the flowers of the field, elevated his mind and heart to God. In Ribadeneira's Life of Ignatius we learn how even the smallest things could make his spirit soar upwards to God, who even in the smallest things is Greatest. At the sight of a little plant, a leaf, a flower or a fruit, an insignificant worm or a tiny animal Ignatius could soar free above the heavens and reach through into things which lie beyond the senses. (Life I11 5381) Seeking and finding God in all things works on the belief that God is already present in our world and it is our task to uncover his presence and help others to do the same. It is very different to the old, perhaps arrogant, concept of ministry which talked about bringing God to the world.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781921511769
Publisher: ATF Press
Publication date: 12/31/2011
Pages: 175
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

First Word 8

1 A Blessing 11

2 A Finger Pointing to the Moon 13

3 A Garage Sale 17

4 A New St Ignatius 19

5 Beyond Our Comfort Zones 23

6 Close at Hand 25

7 Dangerous Questions 29

8 Fire 31

9 Just Passing Through 35

10 Lent's about Balance 37

11 Love the Driver 41

12 Making Music 43

13 Meeting Inigo 47

14 More 49

15 New Glasses 53

16 No Short Change 55

17 Not for Anything 59

18 One to One 61

19 Passion 65

20 Playing with Fire 67

21 Teaming with Talent 71

22 The Friend Within 73

23 The Gap 77

24 The Privilege of Friendship 79

25 The Two Wolves 83

26 'Too Easy' 85

27 Unmentionables 89

28 Upside Down 91

29 What a Week! 95

30 Who are You? 97

31 A Window 101

32 Almost Friday 103

33 Alright 107

34 Clinging 109

35 God of All 113

36 Heaven Right Here 115

37 Panic Stations 119

38 Plus 121

39 Springtime Workers 125

40 Not Seeing but Believing 127

41 The Light will Prevail 131

42 The Pebble in the Shoe 133

43 Welcome the Teacher 137

44 Who Stole the Fun? 139

45 Event 143

46 Truth not Spin 145

47 The King of Hearts 149

48 Owning not Blaming 151

49 We Need Both 155

50 Thank God it's Monday 157

51 Dust 161

52 Fly Spotting 163

53 Try Some Wilderness 167

Index 169

Index of Names and Subject 173

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