On my last class for my Certificate for Spiritual Direction, one of my classmates shared the following story:
There was a lion in a cage, and he lived in a cage for a very long time. One day, his trainer came and opened the door of the cage. The lion, used to living in the cage, stayed inside despite the door being open.
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The question, Pablo posed to our class, and the question I pose to you is, “Is the lion free or not?” Additionally, “Does the lion have the tools he needs to walk through the open door?” and Thirdly, what would St. Ignatius say to this question?
What are your thoughts?