Wednesday, July 31, 2013


The Son’s self-gift has its foundation in the Father’s self-gift, his total out-pouring of self in love of the Son and of the creation that has come forth from him. It is fitting therefore that the response of the creature should also be marked by total self-gift, by self-surrender, obedient service, and total availability to the divine will. The great prayer that sums up this whole perspective is the Suscipe of St. Ignatius of Loyola. 

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. All is yours, dispose of it wholly according to your will. Give me love and your grace, for this is sufficient for me.

Reflections by Father Timothy.