The lofty Sadducees who essentially only believe what they can see and do not believe in the resurrection and life after death cleverly attempt to ensnare Jesus into denying his own teaching and scripture. Jesus turns the tables by using scripture as proof of a living God and offering a vision of heaven that is beyond our own.
Our culture encourage us to become the Ultimate by satisfying all our material and sensual desires in the here and now. Ignatian spirituality challenges us to find God in all things. Fall in love with the loving God who is active in creation, others, all things and us. By deepening our relationship with God, we experience a transforming journey beyond the here and now toward much more than we could ever imagine.
Where do we find the living God active in our life? Where is God accompanying us?
—Jim Sweany is a Spiritual Director in the Ignatian tradition. He is associated with the Chicago Region Ignatian Volunteer Corps as a Spiritual Animator, reflector and Advisory Board Chair. He also directs the Spiritual Exercises for the SEEL program at Loyola University.