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Week of Prayer 4 - God's Invitation to Greater Freedom

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on November 4, 2020 at 4:25 PM

Week of Prayer 4 - God's Invitation to Greater Freedom


Orientations, Volume 2, Part A, Chapter 4, John Veltri, S.J.

"St. Ignatius on Psychological and Spiritual Wholeness"

"Prayer That Works"

"Images of God Sources in Scripture"

"False Images of God and Self"


Repetition, "The Ignatian Adventure," O'Brien, p61


Respond to any one or two of the following questions. Post your reflections for the other interns to consider and comment on. Comments (that is, replies to a posting, are to be limited to "affirming," "clarifying," or "mirroring" statements. And, as usual, they are to be non-judgmental avoiding any form of debate.


Questions to consider as you review the reading.


1, What were the highlights of the material for me?


2. What touched me or gave me new or nuanced insights?


3. What challenged me in this material?


4. What connects or resonates with my experience of the Spiritual Exercises


5. What was relevant to my formation as a prayer companion or spiritual director?


6. What would you like to take to prayer?

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5:50 AM on November 10, 2020 
In Veltri's "Orientations" Vol. 2, Part A, there is one line that struck me deeply: "Gently be with him at his growing edge." Learning how to avoid laying expectations on others and instead focussing on those tender parts of another as they grow toward into their humanity, into a loving relationship with themselves, others and God is sacred work. It's another "thin place" where I'm reminded over and over again that I'm called to love what it as it is regardless of its attraction or repulsion. Living in this place of understanding keeps God at the helm and me in constant contact. Allowing the soothing balm of God's love to permeate my heart, invites me to be more present to others, to "meet them where they are." Furthermore, it puts my fingertips on the pulse of God's mercy and inside the rhythm of his unconditional love. I can simply be present and grateful.