Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Spiritual Exercise # 2

The person [director] who gives to another [directee] the method and procedure for meditating or contemplating should accurately narrate the [gospel] narrative contained in the contemplation or meditation, going over the points with only a brief summary explanation. For in this way the person [directee] who is contemplating, by taking this gospel narrative as the authentic foundation, and by reflecting on it and reasoning about it for oneself, can thus discover something that will bring better understanding or a more personalized concept of it - either through one's own reasoning or insofar as the unerstanding is enlightened by God's grace. This brings more spiritual relish and spiritual fruit than if the one giving the Exercises had lengthily explained and amplified the meaning of the gospel. For what fills and satisfies the soul consists, not in knowing [so many things], but in our understanding the realities profoundly and in [simply] savoring them interiorly.

From the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Morning

I watched the Easter sunrise from this empty space—and was filled with awe, gratitude, and love.

May this, My whispered song,
lead you to come back home

till we're no longer far apart,

Then will your laughter

fill My heart.

EMPTY SPACE. Words by Johnny Go, S.J. Music by Manoling Francisco, S.J.
© Bukas Palad Music Ministry, 2005. All rights reserved.

Every Day is Easter Day

As I leave this sacred space, I pray for the grace to remain in Him and in His Silence. (now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Non multa sed multum

Not many, but much. My one-liner realization, prayer and deepest desire. Thank you, Bro. Charles, for sharing this Latin line with me. Let it be my continuous prayer as I strive to know and reconnect with Him who loves me in an extraordinary way. Let this space be my voice as I listen with my eyes and heart wide awake and open.