Gratitude is at the very heart of St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises: it re-calibrates our relationship with God. Practicing gratitude reminds us that, at the deepest level, all is a loving gift, and that the proper response to receiving that gift is to give it to others. As we enter into this busy social season, may we be surprised when we reflect on what God has been doing in our lives, and may He help us respond with even greater generosity, especially to the needy and neglected of the world.
Rev. Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.