Ignatian Inspiration We find God in all things

We find God in all things

As this industrious recycler trudges through the snow we are reminded that God is present in all our endeavors…

Finding God in all things is at the core of Ignatian Spirituality and is rooted in our growing awareness of what is happening in our daily lives. God is not lost and doesn’t need to be found. God constantly finds us. It is we who gradually learn to find and love God in all things, because God is in everything we see, hear and do. God labors in all things, creating them moment by moment, giving them life and beauty.  

The yearning to find God in all things makes us more aware of what is happening all around us and we grow in an awareness of God’s presence in our lives and become more attentive to God’s desires than to our own.

Reflection leads to gratitude, gratitude leads to service, and service makes us reflect more on God’s goodness. When we enter into this “virtuous circle,” we learn to pay more attention to God, we become more thankful and reverent, and through this we become more devoted to God, more deeply in love with our Creator.

Sometimes it is a real struggle to find God. We have to put aside our egos, our fears and our prejudices and really trust that God will teach us something valuable. All we are doing is giving God a chance to open our hearts wider.