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
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.