Jesus: “Touch me!”

Three Ways of LovingIgnatian Spiritual Exercises – Week #19 The incident with Jesus going with Jairus to heal his daughter and the woman with the 12-year hemorrhage is one that draws my attention. (Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56) For three days I sat in prayer with the people engaged with Jesus. The relationship Jesus has withContinue reading “Jesus: “Touch me!””

The Shining Star of Advent

Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Week of Christmas The scriptural accounts of the birth of Jesus have become so familiar to us that it is possible to to loose the curiosity that allows God to speak a new word to us. I catch myself saying, “I have heard this before” and thus I cutoff what new thing GodContinue reading “The Shining Star of Advent”

Good News of Great Joy, and…

Ignatian Spiritual ExercisesWeek of Prayer #13The Childhood of Jesus When the angel appeared to the shepherds, he announced,  I bring you good news of great joy which shall be for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ, the Lord. Luke 2:10-11 This is goodContinue reading “Good News of Great Joy, and…”

Impossible? Not with God!

Ignatian Spiritual ExercisesWeek of Prayer #11The Contemplation on the Incarnation The angel Gabriel comes to Mary with an announcement – that she will carry the child who is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit. Remarkable is an understatement, and the consequences far reaching. Mary’s question, “How can this be…” is reasonable, forContinue reading “Impossible? Not with God!”

Accepting What Has Been Given from Heaven. 

Week Four – God’s Invitation to Greater Freedom No one can receive anythingexcept what has been given from heaven. ~John the Baptist, John 3:27 John speaks this statement in response to a word from his disciples that Jesus is baptizing more people and all are going to him. John knew his place and accepted this asContinue reading “Accepting What Has Been Given from Heaven. “