Today’s Ignatian Message

To see him more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly, day by day.


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Prayer

Take, Lord, receive my memory, understanding, my entire will. You have given everything to me. To you I return it to be used wholly in accordance with your will. Give me only your love and your grace. With these I am rich enough and need nothing more.

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July 31, 2014

Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus

Jn 1: 35-39

The next day John was there again with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”  The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.  Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Our Deepest Desire

“What are you looking for?”  That is the first question that Jesus asked Andrew and an unnamed person who the tradition believes is John in today’s scripture. Ignatian spirituality begins with a gracious, all-loving and merciful God meeting us wherever we are in life, asking us that all important question: “What do you desire?” For those of us who have fallen in love with Jesus, endlessly fascinated by his person and his story, we are like these two disciples who heard about Jesus and began to follow him. Jesus looks at us in the same way and asks us the same “million dollar question”: what do you desire?

Do our deepest desires include what I call the Godspell graces: “to see him more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly, day by day” …as that great song from the 1970s put it so well?

—Fr. Brian Paulson, S.J. serves as Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus.

Prayer

Take, Lord, receive my memory, understanding, my entire will. You have given everything to me. To you I return it to be used wholly in accordance with your will. Give me only your love and your grace. With these I am rich enough and need nothing more.

 click here for a downloadable prayer card


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Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus

Jn 1: 35-39

The next day John was there again with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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Our Deepest Desire

“What are you looking for?” That is the first question that Jesus asked Andrew and an unnamed person who the tradition believes is John in today’s scripture. Ignatian spirituality begins with a gracious, all-loving and merciful God meeting us wherever we are in life, asking us that all important question: “What do you desire?” For those of us who have fallen in love with Jesus, endlessly fascinated by his person and his story, we are like these two disciples who heard about Jesus and began to follow him. Jesus looks at us in the same way and asks us the same “million dollar question”: what do you desire?

Do our deepest desires include what I call the Godspell graces: “to see him more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly, day by day” …as that great song from the 1970s put it so well?

—Fr. Brian Paulson, S.J. serves as Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Today’s Ignatian Message

We are invited to the privileged role of being co-creators with God in the moments of our lives.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

July 30, 2014

St. Peter Chrysologus

Mt 13: 44-46

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Co-Creators for the Kingdom

I once read through the gospels as if they were simply books. Two phrases seemed to be repeated more often than any others. They were “by your faith you have been healed” and “the Kingdom of God is at hand.”

Today’s gospel makes me want to reflect on the second. Jesus does not say the Kingdom is coming in the future. He does not say it is up there in the heavens. No, Jesus says the Kingdom of God is here and now. We are called to build this Kingdom in our lives this very day. We are invited to the privileged role of being co-creators, with God, of the Kingdom in the very mundane circumstances of our own lives. We do this by sharing the infinite, unconditional and pure love God showers upon us every moment of our lives.

—David McNulty works for the Midwest Jesuits. Dave and his wife Judy are grandparents of six

Prayer

Lord, help me be attentive to the people you put in my life this day and how I might share your love with each of them. Remember, there is no such thing as a small act of love!


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Prayer

Lord, help me be attentive to the people you put in my life this day and how I might share your love with each of them. Remember, there is no such thing as a small act of love!


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Co-Creators for the Kingdom

I once read through the gospels as if they were simply books. Two phrases seemed to be repeated more often than any others. They were “by your faith you have been healed” and “the Kingdom of God is at hand.”

Today’s gospel makes me want to reflect on the second. Jesus does not say the Kingdom is coming in the future. He does not say it is up there in the heavens. No, Jesus says the Kingdom of God is here and now. We are called to build this Kingdom in our lives this very day. We are invited to the privileged role of being co-creators, with God, of the Kingdom in the very mundane circumstances of our own lives. We do this by sharing the infinite, unconditional and pure love God showers upon us every moment of our lives.

—David McNulty works for the Midwest Jesuits. Dave and his wife Judy are grandparents of six


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Peter Chrysologus

Mt 13: 44-46

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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Today’s Ignatian Message

To see him more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly, day by day.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Take, Lord, receive my memory, understanding, my entire will. You have given everything to me. To you I return it to be used wholly in accordance with your will. Give me only your love and your grace. With these I am rich enough and need nothing more.

click here for a downloadable prayer card


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

July 31, 2014

Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus

Jn 1: 35-39

The next day John was there again with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”  The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.  Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Our Deepest Desire

“What are you looking for?”  That is the first question that Jesus asked Andrew and an unnamed person who the tradition believes is John in today’s scripture. Ignatian spirituality begins with a gracious, all-loving and merciful God meeting us wherever we are in life, asking us that all important question: “What do you desire?” For those of us who have fallen in love with Jesus, endlessly fascinated by his person and his story, we are like these two disciples who heard about Jesus and began to follow him. Jesus looks at us in the same way and asks us the same “million dollar question”: what do you desire?

Do our deepest desires include what I call the Godspell graces: “to see him more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly, day by day” …as that great song from the 1970s put it so well?

—Fr. Brian Paulson, S.J. serves as Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus.

Prayer

Take, Lord, receive my memory, understanding, my entire will. You have given everything to me. To you I return it to be used wholly in accordance with your will. Give me only your love and your grace. With these I am rich enough and need nothing more.

 click here for a downloadable prayer card


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus

Jn 1: 35-39

The next day John was there again with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Our Deepest Desire

“What are you looking for?” That is the first question that Jesus asked Andrew and an unnamed person who the tradition believes is John in today’s scripture. Ignatian spirituality begins with a gracious, all-loving and merciful God meeting us wherever we are in life, asking us that all important question: “What do you desire?” For those of us who have fallen in love with Jesus, endlessly fascinated by his person and his story, we are like these two disciples who heard about Jesus and began to follow him. Jesus looks at us in the same way and asks us the same “million dollar question”: what do you desire?

Do our deepest desires include what I call the Godspell graces: “to see him more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly, day by day” …as that great song from the 1970s put it so well?

—Fr. Brian Paulson, S.J. serves as Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Today’s Ignatian Message

We are invited to the privileged role of being co-creators with God in the moments of our lives.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

July 30, 2014

St. Peter Chrysologus

Mt 13: 44-46

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Co-Creators for the Kingdom

I once read through the gospels as if they were simply books. Two phrases seemed to be repeated more often than any others. They were “by your faith you have been healed” and “the Kingdom of God is at hand.”

Today’s gospel makes me want to reflect on the second. Jesus does not say the Kingdom is coming in the future. He does not say it is up there in the heavens. No, Jesus says the Kingdom of God is here and now. We are called to build this Kingdom in our lives this very day. We are invited to the privileged role of being co-creators, with God, of the Kingdom in the very mundane circumstances of our own lives. We do this by sharing the infinite, unconditional and pure love God showers upon us every moment of our lives.

—David McNulty works for the Midwest Jesuits. Dave and his wife Judy are grandparents of six

Prayer

Lord, help me be attentive to the people you put in my life this day and how I might share your love with each of them. Remember, there is no such thing as a small act of love!


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Lord, help me be attentive to the people you put in my life this day and how I might share your love with each of them. Remember, there is no such thing as a small act of love!


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Co-Creators for the Kingdom

I once read through the gospels as if they were simply books. Two phrases seemed to be repeated more often than any others. They were “by your faith you have been healed” and “the Kingdom of God is at hand.”

Today’s gospel makes me want to reflect on the second. Jesus does not say the Kingdom is coming in the future. He does not say it is up there in the heavens. No, Jesus says the Kingdom of God is here and now. We are called to build this Kingdom in our lives this very day. We are invited to the privileged role of being co-creators, with God, of the Kingdom in the very mundane circumstances of our own lives. We do this by sharing the infinite, unconditional and pure love God showers upon us every moment of our lives.

—David McNulty works for the Midwest Jesuits. Dave and his wife Judy are grandparents of six


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Peter Chrysologus

Mt 13: 44-46

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


Please share the Good Word with your friends!