May 16, 2012

God cooperates with those who love  by turning everything to their own good.  ~ Romans 8:28

St. Paul says that God both initiates and cooperates in all human growth. God “works together with” us (Romans 8:28), which means both our workings are crucial. Every moment, God is trying to expand our freedom. Can you imagine that?

God is trying to make this choice more alive, more vital, more clear, more true. God even uses our mistakes and our sin in that regard. Nothing at all is wasted. If that is not the providence of God, what else would be “providential”?

The provident care of God is that God is working for our wholeness and for our full liberation—probably more than we are.

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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