One of the beautiful things about Ignatian spirituality is that it is adaptable. It’s not a set of rules, but a spirituality that respects a person’s lived experience, recognizing God’s work in the midst of real-life experience. And of course, that experience is never lived in a vacuum—our attitudes, actions and responses flow out from us and onto humankind. We can simply read or watch the daily news for examples of how one person or group’s anger, frustration, and fear can quickly get out of hand, gain momentum and spread like wildfire gobbling up all in its path.
Ignatian spirituality offers the flip side of this—encouraging us to live Christ into and onto the world; to live and react in a manner that allows God’s love to gain momentum and to displace the anger, hatred and fear.
Recently a friend of mine attended a concert where the David Roth song, May the Light of Love, was performed. His experience of the song led me to hear it for myself. As I listened, I "heard" the invitation to hope—to be a part of the hope that we are invited to be in the midst of all that is swirling and churning and storming in the world in which we live.
Here’s the YouTube link to May the Light of Love. In what ways might the words of this song speaks to you? In what ways might God be inviting you to bring God’s light and love to those around you?