Ignatius says our purpose is to praise, reverence, and serve God. But this sounds like a rather selfish God.
There are some who live lives of anger and hurt, and they seek to continue to feed their pain. This is a sign of the evil spirit or, in the language of Eckhart Tolle, the “pain-body”. They key is not identifying ourselves with it.
It is human nature to engage memory in bettering ourselves. Memory is an integral part of Ignatian spirituality and a primary way God speaks to us.
If we sow seeds of mercy, we will reap more mercy.