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Week of Prayer 15 - The Call of Christ our King

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on December 17, 2020 at 1:20 PM

Week of Prayer 15: The Call of Christ , Our King


 Kingdom - Orientations, Vol 2 Part A and Part B, Chapter 10, John Veltri, S.J.

  • The Kingdom Exercise and the Use of Myth in Spiritual Direction,” Orientations II-B
  • Moving into the Kingdom, Joseph Tetlow, S.J.
  • About the Second Week, Joseph Tetlow, S.J.
  • "The Kingdom of Christ" (19)
  • "Spiritual Poverty"
  • "Poverty of Spirit," Robert Morneau
  • Poverty of Spirit, Ignatian Adventure, p159, O'Brien
  • Level A Intern Prayer Guide Self Evaluation


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?

Categories: RIDL Formation Intern Reflections

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5:10 PM on January 20, 2021 
I've spent my week drinking in notions of poverty. How am I resistant to my own creatureliness and therefore resistant to God's love and grace? By extension, how is our culture stuck in false promises of wealth, prestige and power, of promoting a humanistic orientation/myth of life? How am I drawn away from God, away from being able to love God by these false promises? If I truly believe God is my King, my personal savior, if I am truly converted to knowing in my heart that my "Redeemer Liveth" then how can my daily gratitude be expressed by anything other than complete adherence to His law? Why do I choose to escape the "pain" of poverty? Why is looking deeply and truthfully at myself feel more potentially devastating than illuminating? What archetypal myth have I held and do I hold as my identity? Help me, dear Lord, to see you more clearly! I've been praying for the graces of patience and generosity for the last few months intuitively sensing that both are needed to befriend Jesus more authentically, to be more free to love Him. I pray for the burning desire to share His love with others.