Why are we so geocentric when we think of God’s creation? How does God gaze upon other civilisations in the universe?
My name is Andy Otto. For two and a half years I was a Jesuit in the Society of Jesus. It has informed and transformed my life. I have a BA in Communication and a minor in Psychology. I love travelling, swing dancing, Disney, and have lived in Boston, New York, DC, Jamaica, and Orlando.
This question, in the Ignatian sense, moves us toward the love of God.
The Bible doesn’t say “Jesus loves you,” but God’s love is shown more often in deeds and actions than in words.
God is often seen as “separate”, a mighty “king” in the clouds. Ignatian spirituality can help us break down this monarchical image.
How is God involved in our lives? Are coincidences just providence in disguise? I believe God’s hand works through the natural flow of our lives and free responses to God’s invitation.
Bill Nye asks if evidence of God is Necessary to live a good life. No. But what difference does God make for the Christian? Can a non-believer experience the transcendence of God?
Are you doing what you love in your career and life? Would you do something different if you had the freedom? Discussing Ignatian freedom, desire, and discernment.
What is your image of God? Is it okay to call God “he” or “she”? Ignatius teaches that God meets us in a way that is helpful for us, and that doesn’t exclude the metaphors we use to image God.
Consumerism drives so many of us, but there’s hope. The good spirit is always reminding us that we just need love, grace, and healthy relationships.