Jim Manney shares his reflection on today’s retreat:
They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. Acts 2:42
The first Christians had a problem. How were they to stay close to their Lord after Jesus had gone from the earth? They did four things: they formed a community, celebrated the Eucharist, worshiped and prayed, and lived according to the teaching of the apostles.
We do the same. We find Jesus in our parishes and homes, in the sacraments, in the prayers we say by ourselves and with our brothers and sisters. Jesus is always with us. We can always find him in our everyday lives.
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
Ignatian Spirituality A to Z
A concise, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit culture—from Awareness to Zeal and everything in between.
An Ignatian Book of Days
Filled with insights and reflections from favorite Ignatian leaders, An Ignatian Book of Days sees God as actively involved in the world and intimately involved with us in every moment and place.
A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer
Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen
Break through the prayer barrier with Jim Manney’s simple yet profound form of praying in A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer.