Join us in praying a novena to St. Ignatius, ending on his feast day, July 31, 2021!
Day 2, July 24- Contemplative in action
Reflect: St. Ignatius was seen as a contemplative in action, and his example in this area has become a cornerstone of Jesuit life. It means that in all action and activity, in all service and interactions, Ignatius contemplated the love and presence of God. His serving ministry and apostolic availability were grounded in constant discernment of God’s presence and the promptings of the Holy Spirit. How often do we hastily go through our day without contemplating the love that Christ has for us in each moment? How often do we treat prayer as a bookend for the beginning and end of each day but neglect to think of Christ in all the little moments in between? Let us instead follow in Ignatius’ example, contemplating the love of Jesus and His presence with us when we interact with coworkers, friends, or family, when we go to work or complete the simplest of tasks at home.
Pray: The Suscipe
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding, and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours;
do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me.