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Here’s a great reflection piece.

From Finding God in All Things by Jim Manney

To speak about finding God in all things is to admit that no doctrine, no tradition and no Scripture can exhaust the mystery that is God. It is to remember that our theology, our prayer and our teaching are limited in their ability to convey this mystery, and that as a result we must ultimately stand in awe before God. We who have grown up in a pluralistic world have seen good things in people of varied backgrounds; we know that any talk of ultimate truth must be humble before the vastness of human experience and of creation.

On the flip side, to speak of God in all things is to remind us that ours is a sacramental understanding of God—God among us in the faces, the words and the gestures that make present the reality of grace. It is to emphasize that God is not distant and “other,” but present and intimate with us. It is to underscore a belief that our lives are not beyond the scope of God’s love, but rather they are already the objects of God’s care.

-Tim Muldoon “Why Young Adults Need Ignatian Spirituality”

Say Yes Reflection Q’s:

  1. Does this lead you to a new understanding of God or reconfirming your beliefs?
  2. If God does dwell among us, why is their war, hunger, poverty, etc?
  3. Does this encourage you to “love the whole world, no exceptions”?
  4. Given the vastness of God’s love and grace, coupled with divisive circumstances we currently live with (ex:politics), is there anything we might do to bridge the divide?
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