All Saints of the Society of Jesus
Ordinary time, Deuteronomy 30:11-14
Today is Monday the 5 November, the feast of All Saints of the Society of Jesus.
Come, my way, my truth, my life, As I enter this time of prayer today, I begin by inviting the Lord into my life. I acknowledge my need for God, to show me the way, to teach me the truth, to give me life.
Today’s reading is from the Book of Deuteronomy.
Today is the feast of All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus, and we have this rather beautiful reading because St Ignatius, who founded the Society of Jesus, was so convinced about how God’s call is something intimate, something within each of us. ‘The word is very near to you.’ How d’you feel when you hear this?
‘It is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away’. This Scripture is encouraging us, telling us that we can do it. Is this a message you can believe?
When we try to listen to the Word of God, we often find that there are other voices in our hearts, and in the world around us, that make God’s voice difficult to hear. As you listen again, ask yourself what makes it difficult for you really to believe in God’s presence with you and within you.
Ignatius discovered God’s will for him by listening to the different movements within himself, and by recognising that some desires were deeper and more significant than others. What is it that the deepest part of you is desiring, today? Trusting in God's goodness and mercy, bring this desire before the Lord now.