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Something to think and pray about this week
If we believe that a Divine Presence brought all of creation into being and it was good, then it follows that this God loves us unconditionally and sees our goodness despite our human failings. God’s love for us is not dependent on our possessions, appearance, or accomplishments.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, who gave us the Spiritual Exercises that have been used to help people’s spiritual formation for nearly five centuries, describes these attributes of a spiritually healthy and balanced life as follows:
- Detachment from the things and worries of this world.
- Spiritual freedom from all that might distract us from the ultimate purpose of our life in order to focus on what is essential—a deeper relationship with God.
- The practiced ability to find God’s presence “in all things”—in our ordinary situations
As we seek to recognize the Divine in all of life, we humans grow in the awareness that it’s not all about me. We start to see more clearly what is important and what our personal false gods may be. Our human and planetary lives need many things to survive, but the more we can free ourselves from undue attachment to things that will pass away, the deeper our happiness will be.
- Excerpted from Blessed by Less by Susan V. Vogt