221 – Submission – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Oct 22 (1 day ago)

Last week I shared a prayer of St Teresa of Avila under the heading “abandonment.”

I would like to continue the same line of thought this week with a few words from St Ignatius of Loyola,

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace.
That is enough for me.”

What strikes me about these two quotes is how counter-cultural they are. Both speak to us of giving all to another. Does that fit well with our culture which seems so often concerned with getting more, holding what we have and and never having enough?

Ignatius found what was “enough” for him.

Is there hope we can likewise be satisfied?

 


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