Finding God in All Things

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Finding God in All Things

Finding God in All Things

St. Ignatius of Loyola is one of my favorite saints, which I’ve mentioned before in my posts.  His spirituality is a very practical one which appeals to me very much.  One of the questions or concepts he tries to teach is the notion that God is present in all that happens to us in our ordinary daily life; we need to look and find him. In order to do this we need to pay attention and be mindful.

The spiritual life takes effort and sometimes my efforts are less than stellar and need more attention than I am willing to give.  But I find that no matter how poorly I think I am doing, I find time to find God in my day.  Doing this builds up gratitude, keeps me open to the Spirit and reminds me to pray.

Finding God also helps me turn annoying things into less annoying things.  Yes, there is traffic but it means I can finish the whole rosary on my drive to work.  And while standing in heals drinking tea may not seem like evangelizing, if all those ladies really do come to bible study, by golly, it was worth the balancing act. How many times am I feeling a bit overwhelmed, turn on some music and hear a song that reminds me I can do this because God is with me.   In the end, God is present in every moment of our lives.  We do our part by remembering that we saw him and then act accordingly.

Where did you find God today?

Copyright 2013 Deanna Bartalini

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Deanna G. Bartalini, is a Catholic writer, speaker, and educator. She and her husband Deacon John have two married children and a grandson. Deanna loves teaching about Catholicism and how it fits into our daily lives. She writes at DeannaBartalini.com, serves as the editor of the NewEvangelizers.com blog, and is a contributor there as well as at AmazingCatechists.com. Deanna contributed to A Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion published by Ave Maris Press. She has written “Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life: Growing in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control” one book in the series of the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women published by Gracewatch Media. Deanna is available to lead retreats and speak at catechist and ministry events.

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  1. “Yes, there is traffic but it means I can finish the whole rosary on my drive to work.” – Hah, I’ve thought the same thing! Finding God when I get annoyed, now that’s something I need to learn how to do better. Love St. Ignatius too for the same reason.

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