When I was first introduced to Ignatian Spirituality, I spent a fair amount of time pondering one of its key components, that being “finding God in all things.” For most of us, we’re used to finding God in our church buildings. We can also find Him when we look into the eyes of a loved one, or when we have a great day and everything seems to be just right.
For some of us, it’s a bit harder to find God when we’re confronted with some major issue, like the death of a child, the loss of a job, or it could be a terrible and unjust war, or maybe a devastating earthquake. The list goes on and on.
But St. Ignatius taught us that our God is active, personal, and, above all, present to us. His DNA is everywhere, in our family and friends, in our joys and sorrows, in nature, and also in the daily rhythm of life. He’s right there when we want Him to be with us, and He’s waiting for us to return after we reject Him. He’s always present, in the good and the bad.
Over the next few days, be open to God’s presence around you. Even if you feel distant from Him, it doesn’t change things. He made a promise a long time ago to be with us (Matthew 28:20), and He continues to keep it. Yes, we really can find God in all things. But you have to look 🙂