Jim Manney shares his reflection on today’s retreat:
Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom.When the centurion who stood facing him saw how he breathed his last he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” Mark 15:37-39
What a shock it must have been. At the very end of Jesus’s life, the centurion realized who Jesus really was. His eyes were opened. He recognized God.
Jesus stands before us too—just as he stood before the centurion. He is present in the people in our lives, in the work we do, in the natural world, in art, in learning, in the very air we breathe. Let’s recognize him. Let’s imitate the centurion and speak of what we’re seeing—there is the Son of God.
Jim Manney is a popular writer on Ignatian topics (What’s Your Decision?, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer, God Finds Us) as well as the editor of many books on Ignatian spirituality, including What Is Ignatian Spirituality?. He blogs at DotMagis.
Books by Jim Manney
Charged with Grandeur
The Book of Ignatian Inspiration
Charged with Grandeur, edited by Jim Manney, offers 365 insightful and inspiring thoughts from Ignatian spirituality’s best and brightest voices, past and present.
God Finds Us
An Experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola
In God Finds Us, author Jim Manney makes the Spiritual Exercises more accessible than ever by revealing his inner monologue of thoughts while he did the Exercises and giving everyday, relevant examples of sin, discernment, and meditating on the love of God.