Tuesday, July 31, 2018

St. Ignatius : To Find God in everything and Love God in everything!!!!!!!!!!

The personality of St. Ignatius is very rich and complex and no one can pretend to present it in a way he lived and loved Christ Jesus. We can just consider two aspects which are outstanding in his life: the grace that he had to find God in everything and the persevering search for the will of God in the light of Christ.

Ignatius had the grace to see God in all like St. Francis of Assisi; to contemplate it in creation, in history, to find it not only in religious ceremonies but in everyday actions and in every circumstance: they say that he was moved to tears in front of a little flower, because in it he saw the beauty of God. his companions to see in all the glory of God, to find God in everything, to love God in everything. Finding God in all is a very important secret to spiritual life. God is not a solitary being, who is in heaven: he is a God present in everything, and not only present, but acting in everything, and always with his love.

The search for God for St. Ignatius was a reality and not an indistinct dream; he did not seek it with imagination and sensitivity; he really wanted to find it and that's why he was looking for God's will in everything. He was a thoughtful man, who studied, examined and patiently sought the right solution.
Ignatius trusted to be able to find the will of God through prayer, in the consolations and desolations of the spirit. When it came to important things, he reflected for weeks on end, prayed, offered Mass, to find what God wanted. Thus the search for God was very concrete, and just as concrete was his living with God.

He had a burning desire to know Christ intimately, to love him, to serve him forever with all of himself. And he received the response of the Father to La Storta, in a vision that filled him with joy: "I want you to serve me". To serve the Father and the Son, the Father through the Son was the happiness of St. Ignatius, in a total love: to find God and to find him in being a companion of Christ.

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