Does fear enslave you? Jesus was always telling his followers not to fear. It turns out that Ignatian indifference is an antidote to fear.
The darkness of Winter Solstice reminds us that we’ll soon be met with reassuring light.
We must allow the Spirit of Pentecost to let us be fearless in speaking the love and truth of the Good News to all the world.
God illumines a light into the world through the Annunication. Mary’s yes comes in a place of freedom, hope, and not clinging. Ignatius gives us several exercises for making decisions with this kind of freedom.
Incarnation occurs all the time, even in our decisions. We are in a whirl of confusion and feel like we’re in darkness. Advent is a time of sitting with those raw feelings and emotions because discernment begins with observation.
This week in Peter’s garden is a reminder of our tendency to fear—and our need to trust God.
When light shines in on our discernment we find hope.
In a whirl of darkness and indecision, how do we find sense and clarity?
The way we die has much to do with the way we choose to live.