Thursday, July 31, 2014

Saint Ignatius Loyola

We are told that Saint Ignatius Loyola reminded spiritual directors that the "Lord wants to deal directly with his creature," meaning that the director should never impede but enhance the Lord's access to a person's heart.  Ignatius was so certain of the Lord's deep love for each person, that at the conclusion of his Spiritual Exercises he invites the retreatant to ponder: quanto el Señor desea dárseme (how much the Lord wants to give himself to me.)
Given this endless loving desire of our God and Lord, our only work minute by minute all day long is to allow the Lord easy access to our hearts. He only asks us to crack the door open. If we give him even just a little opening, he will enter and love and transform our hearts, our very selves.