Each One Counts

A Reflection by Becky Eldredge

Question: How can I let go of my desire to hide from my sin and instead face my wrongdoing and seek God’s forgiveness?

St. Ignatius was wise in his Spiritual Exercises to have us spend time remembering the depth with which we are loved by God before taking a hard look at our sinfulness. Letting go of our desire to hide from sin and seek God’s forgiveness is much easier when we are looking at our sinfulness through the lens of God’s love for us. God desires a relationship with each of us—that is my starting point. I ask for the grace to see myself as God sees me, and God shows me both the depth of God’s love for me and what I am doing that is getting in the way of the relationship God desires with me. Thankfully, God is always calling me back home to the person He created me to be.

Becky Eldredge

Becky Eldredge

Becky Eldredge is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer who helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her husband and three children.

Becky regularly contributes to dotMagis, the blog of IgnatianSpirituality.com.

Her personal website is BeckyEldredge.com.

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