Today’s Ignatian Message

 

 

 

 

 


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Today’s Ignatian Message


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Prayer

All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above…
Then thank the Lord, Oh thank the Lord, for all his love…

—lyrics from the musical Godspell, © 1971

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Finding Faith

We are only two weeks away from the end of this year of faith and mercy. We are about to move into the Advent season with its preparation for Christmas. The question Jesus asks at the end of today’s gospel passage puts this end-of-the year journey into perspective: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?”

Jesus’ question during these end-of-the-year weeks invites us to look back as we also look forward. What moments of faith have I experienced during 2016? How does grace come alive in my attitudes and actions? Am I a person of hope? Do I quietly tried to offer perspective in messy situations? To give others the benefit of the doubt? To be generous in my attitudes and relationships? Am I person “for others”?

—The Jesuit prayer team

 

 


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St. Josaphat

Lk 18: 1-8

Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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November 12, 2016

St. Josaphat

Lk 18: 1-8

Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

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.

Finding Faith

We are only two weeks away from the end of this year of faith and mercy. We are about to move into the Advent season with its preparation for Christmas. The question Jesus asks at the end of today’s gospel passage puts this end-of-the year journey into perspective: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?”

Jesus’ question during these end-of-the-year weeks invites us to look back as we also look forward. What moments of faith have I experienced during 2016? How does grace come alive in my attitudes and actions? Am I a person of hope? Do I quietly tried to offer perspective in messy situations? To give others the benefit of the doubt? To be generous in my attitudes and relationships? Am I person “for others”?

—The Jesuit prayer team

Prayer

All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above…
Then thank the Lord, Oh thank the Lord, for all his love…

—lyrics from the musical Godspell, © 1971

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

“…I ask you,
not as though I were writing a new commandment
but the one we have had from the beginning:
let us love one another.”

—2 John 1:5

 

 

 

 


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Finding Freedom

On Tuesday, the United States elected a new president. One of the greatest difficulties that we all will face moving forward is how we can reconcile with one another after a time of deep division. Perhaps one of the great temptations that the communities in today’s Gospel faced, and that we now face, is to react to this discord with vengeance, complaint, or even despair.

The point of today’s reading is not that God wants to punish us. Rather, God wants us to free us from what keeps us from love of him and one another. So as we move forward after a difficult election, and in the midst of confusing division, let us not forget that we belong to each other. Let us reject the fear of admitting our own failures, and forgiving those of others. Perhaps this way we can begin to heal what may be broken.

—Chris Williams, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic of the Wisconsin province, is studying philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

 

 

 

 


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St. Martin of Tours

Lk 17: 26-37

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking, and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all of them. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from heaven and destroyed all of them —it will be like that on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, anyone on the housetop who has belongings in the house must not come down to take them away; and likewise anyone in the field must not turn back.

Remember Lot’s wife. Those who try to make their life secure will lose it, but those who lose their life will keep it.I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken and the other left.” Then they asked him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

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.

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

November 12, 2016

St. Martin of Tours

Lk 17: 26-37

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking, and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all of them. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from heaven and destroyed all of them —it will be like that on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, anyone on the housetop who has belongings in the house must not come down to take them away; and likewise anyone in the field must not turn back.

Remember Lot’s wife. Those who try to make their life secure will lose it, but those who lose their life will keep it.I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken and the other left.” Then they asked him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

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.

Finding Freedom

On Tuesday, the United States elected a new president. One of the greatest difficulties that we all will face moving forward is how we can reconcile with one another after a time of deep division. Perhaps one of the great temptations that the communities in today’s Gospel faced, and that we now face, is to react to this discord with vengeance, complaint, or even despair.

The point of today’s reading is not that God wants to punish us. Rather, God wants us to free us from what keeps us from love of him and one another. So as we move forward after a difficult election, and in the midst of confusing division, let us not forget that we belong to each other. Let us reject the fear of admitting our own failures, and forgiving those of others. Perhaps this way we can begin to heal what may be broken.

—Chris Williams, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic of the Wisconsin province, is studying philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

Prayer

“…I ask you,
not as though I were writing a new commandment
but the one we have had from the beginning:
let us love one another.”

—2 John 1:5

 


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Today’s Ignatian Message

 

 

 

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Today’s Ignatian Message


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above…
Then thank the Lord, Oh thank the Lord, for all his love…

—lyrics from the musical Godspell, © 1971

 

 

 

 

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Finding Faith

We are only two weeks away from the end of this year of faith and mercy. We are about to move into the Advent season with its preparation for Christmas. The question Jesus asks at the end of today’s gospel passage puts this end-of-the year journey into perspective: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?”

Jesus’ question during these end-of-the-year weeks invites us to look back as we also look forward. What moments of faith have I experienced during 2016? How does grace come alive in my attitudes and actions? Am I a person of hope? Do I quietly tried to offer perspective in messy situations? To give others the benefit of the doubt? To be generous in my attitudes and relationships? Am I person “for others”?

—The Jesuit prayer team

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Josaphat

Lk 18: 1-8

Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

November 12, 2016

St. Josaphat

Lk 18: 1-8

Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

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.

Finding Faith

We are only two weeks away from the end of this year of faith and mercy. We are about to move into the Advent season with its preparation for Christmas. The question Jesus asks at the end of today’s gospel passage puts this end-of-the year journey into perspective: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?”

Jesus’ question during these end-of-the-year weeks invites us to look back as we also look forward. What moments of faith have I experienced during 2016? How does grace come alive in my attitudes and actions? Am I a person of hope? Do I quietly tried to offer perspective in messy situations? To give others the benefit of the doubt? To be generous in my attitudes and relationships? Am I person “for others”?

—The Jesuit prayer team

Prayer

All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above…
Then thank the Lord, Oh thank the Lord, for all his love…

—lyrics from the musical Godspell, © 1971

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

“…I ask you,
not as though I were writing a new commandment
but the one we have had from the beginning:
let us love one another.”

—2 John 1:5

 

 

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Finding Freedom

On Tuesday, the United States elected a new president. One of the greatest difficulties that we all will face moving forward is how we can reconcile with one another after a time of deep division. Perhaps one of the great temptations that the communities in today’s Gospel faced, and that we now face, is to react to this discord with vengeance, complaint, or even despair.

The point of today’s reading is not that God wants to punish us. Rather, God wants us to free us from what keeps us from love of him and one another. So as we move forward after a difficult election, and in the midst of confusing division, let us not forget that we belong to each other. Let us reject the fear of admitting our own failures, and forgiving those of others. Perhaps this way we can begin to heal what may be broken.

—Chris Williams, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic of the Wisconsin province, is studying philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

 

 

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Martin of Tours

Lk 17: 26-37

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking, and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all of them. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from heaven and destroyed all of them —it will be like that on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, anyone on the housetop who has belongings in the house must not come down to take them away; and likewise anyone in the field must not turn back.

Remember Lot’s wife. Those who try to make their life secure will lose it, but those who lose their life will keep it.I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken and the other left.” Then they asked him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

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.

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

November 12, 2016

St. Martin of Tours

Lk 17: 26-37

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking, and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all of them. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from heaven and destroyed all of them —it will be like that on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, anyone on the housetop who has belongings in the house must not come down to take them away; and likewise anyone in the field must not turn back.

Remember Lot’s wife. Those who try to make their life secure will lose it, but those who lose their life will keep it.I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken and the other left.” Then they asked him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

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.

Finding Freedom

On Tuesday, the United States elected a new president. One of the greatest difficulties that we all will face moving forward is how we can reconcile with one another after a time of deep division. Perhaps one of the great temptations that the communities in today’s Gospel faced, and that we now face, is to react to this discord with vengeance, complaint, or even despair.

The point of today’s reading is not that God wants to punish us. Rather, God wants us to free us from what keeps us from love of him and one another. So as we move forward after a difficult election, and in the midst of confusing division, let us not forget that we belong to each other. Let us reject the fear of admitting our own failures, and forgiving those of others. Perhaps this way we can begin to heal what may be broken.

—Chris Williams, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic of the Wisconsin province, is studying philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

Prayer

“…I ask you,
not as though I were writing a new commandment
but the one we have had from the beginning:
let us love one another.”

—2 John 1:5

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!