More for the feast of St. Ignatius today, this time a great page on his Consciousness Examen from Bosco Peters at www.liturgy.co.nz. Ignatius made it clear that there is one thing that the daily life of every Christian cannot be without, and that regular examination of consciousness…
A couple of thousand years ago, a young Jewish woman was going about her normal morning routines, perhaps with a mixture of house and garden work, chatting with parents and neighbours, aware of the local drought, the sickness of a neighbour and annoyed by the neighbourhood’s lack of sleep caused by the Romans’ noisy party the night before, when God broke into her routine and entered her life in a new and powerful way.
There is such blessing in reflection at the end of the day. Where did I see Jesus in this day?
When did I fail to see him? What experience was new? What was repetition? What came from love? What came from fear? What did God teach me today? And finally, there is thanks for all that has happened, however I have judged it, for everything has brought a lesson to be learned.