Thought of the Week

Something to think and pray about this week

The Ignatian charism is to hold opposing tendencies in balance. In the Ignatian view we must balance trust in God with confident use of our talents; enjoying our community with throwing ourselves into mission; revering sacred things with openness to the world; reflective inwardness with bold action; obedience to authority with hunger for change. One of Ignatius’s favorite images was the “pointer of a balance.” Think of a child’s seesaw in a playground, perfectly level with equal weights on each side, poised in balance on the fulcrum.
– Excerpted from Ignatian Spirituality A-Z by Jim Manney