If you have been following my blog, you know that I have been writing (almost everyday) for #31DaysofIgnatius- a celebration of Ignatian Spirituality. I was planning on writing each day, but ended up missing an entire week of writing. That is not to say that I have not been reflecting. Far from it. This month has brought me many opportunities to see God working in my life through all things.
St. Ignatius emphasized contemplation in action. He believed that in order to live a spiritual life, it is necessary to live an active life. Our spiritual lives should not be compartmentalized, rather, our spirituality should saturate all aspects of our lives as fully engaged beings. St. Ignatius understood everything we have and understand comes from God. Therefore, God exists in us and works in the context of our daily life. Contemplation in action means that we don’t live on autopilot. It means that whatever we do, we should do it purposefully and with mindfulness. When we take the time to pause and reflect throughout the day, we can see God at work in all things.
So what was I doing all last week? I had taken some time off work to pause and reflect daily.
I saw God as I watched a sculpture move in the park.
I did not write everyday of July, but I definitely was able to reflect as I have learned to carry my faith and spiritual life with me in everything I do.