Today is the feast of St. Ignatius (1491-1556). A key concept in Ignatian spirituality is the work of discernment, of finding God in all things.
Four centuries later this would be echoed in the work and writing of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), a Jesuit paleontologist:
It's sometimes easier to find God
in a rain drop or in a beautiful sunset
than in one another.
It may be easier to find God
in things and people we like
than in things and people we don't like.
The task is to find God
in all of our brothers and sisters
and in all of creation.
Where have I found God today?
In whom, in what,
have I had a hard time finding God today?
Will I gather with others this Sunday to find God
in his people?
in his Word?
in the Bread and Cup of the Lord's Table?
Find God in all things...
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