3 Spiritual Rules

December 17, 2012

On the People For Others blog, Paul Campbell, SJ shared 3 Spiritual Rules.  If we remember these three rules, we will save ourselves a lot of heart-ache when it comes to our relationship with God.  

1. God takes the initiative. We go on and on about finding God in all things. The truth is that God finds us or, rather, allows us to find the already present God.

2. God is not up there; God is here. Ignatian spirituality has no time for the “Divine Watchmaker” view, where a distant God set the universe in motion and then retired to a safe distance to see how it all unfolds. No, the Spirit of God labors with us in building up the Reign of God.

3. God usually works in small ways. Because God is all-powerful, we tend to look for God in the spectacular and amazing. And, although God has performed wonders such as the crossing of the Red Sea and the miracle of the loaves and fishes, God usually is present in the normal, the ordinary, the daily grind of life.

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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