How Ignatius of Loyola can help us today

Ignatius gives us helpful, practical guidelines on how to interpret our moods so that we can live life to the full, making the most of the many gifts we have been given.  He encourages us to discover who we really are and what we really want from life. He wants us, in the words of the poet, Walt Whitman, to ‘weave the song of myself’.  Ignatius, also conscious of how much we receive from the hands of a loving God through the circumstances of life, gets us to consider the most appropriate ways to give back some of what we have been given by supporting our fellow travellers on life’s path, especially those weakened by the challenges of the journey.

Excerpted from Pathways to a Decision, with Ignatius of Loyola by Jim Maher SJ (p.8)