Together for Eternity: 3-Minute Retreat


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Together for Eternity

Jake Martin, SJ shares his reflection on today’s retreat:

Getting bogged down in my own fears and concerns can distort my perspective; I wind up looking at the world in relation to what I can get, while trying to protect what I already have.  This distorted view makes doing God’s will secondary to doing my own.  At the beginning of the day and throughout the day—especially when I find myself getting consumed by my own fears and wants— I ask God: “How can I be helpful?”  I find that this tends to move me out of self-centeredness and fear and into a place where I am free and able to do God’s will.   

Jake Martin, SJ

Jake Martin SJ

Jake Martin, SJ, author of What’s So Funny About Faith, is a Jesuit comedian and writer from Chicago. He is a regular contributor to America magazine and Busted Halo and recently performed a one-man show at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Books by Jake Martin SJ

What’s So Funny about Faith?

A Memoir from the Intersection of Hilarious and Holy

A wry, heartfelt memoir detailing one man’s attempts to navigate a world steeped in irony while staying true to his calling to love and serve God.

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