The spiritual life is unique for each individual as God calls us by name and has a specific plan for our lives. In today’s first reading Peter tells us to fulfill our obligation to that plan by being humble, sober, vigilant, and steadfast in faith. Despite these instructions, we can still question our purpose in God’s plan: Why am I here? And where can I find God? St. Ignatius understood people’s concerns, and that is one of the reasons he created his Spiritual Exercises. He wanted them to be a source and guide for others to experience God in their lives and to grow in deeper union with him. As St. Ignatius taught, we are all on a unique journey with the same final destination.
What do I need the most today to help me on my journey? Pray throughout the day for this grace always remembering it is enough.
—Mary Lou Manion is an intern in the spiritual direction program at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington, IL.