Some of my readers may be interested in how my progress is going with the Spiritual Exercises. Well here is my update.
For the last 6 weeks I have been learning the process, and "disposing" myself in this direction. This week we have actually began our First Exercise. Part of that is to do meditations on Scripture and the writings of St. Ignatius, and produce our own version of his Principle and Foundation.
Here is mine:
God is continuing to create us, love us, desire us. His desire is eternal and personal. We reflect that love back to Him in our worship, service and love. My own life is continually created, and unfolds over time. As I turn my attention back to Him, it is re-created once again.
To "be created" is to be fashioned or made from that which is not. My life was not, now is, and in Him, is to come.
There is a world full of gifts and things. All wonderfully created by God for us to use for His Glory. My goal is to hold very lightly the things and people He has given to me to love and care for, this side of Eternity.
So, I choose to turn my face to God, to hold lightly that which holds me to this earth, and more tightly to that which glorifies God.