The Best and Brightest
Inspiration from Ignatius
Here’s a modern translation, by David Fleming, S.J., of the prayer that Ignatius put at the start of the Spiritual Exercises.
It is the articulation of his desire to lose himself in the person of Christ.
Jesus, may all that is you flow into me.
May your body and blood be my food and drink.
May your passion and death be my strength and life.
Jesus, with you by my side, enough has been given.
May the shelter I seek be the shadow your cross.
Let me not run from the love which you offer,
But hold me safe from the forces of evil.
On each my dyings shed your light and your love.
Keep calling to me until that day comes, when, with your saints,
I may praise you forever.
Inspiration from Oscar
Romero labored to bring about a Church that identified not only with Christ but with the flesh and blood people of this earth, particularly those who were dispossessed. To see with their eyes and feel with their hearts…
But a church that can feel as its own all that is human
And wants to incarnate the pain,
The affliction of all who suffer and feel joy,
Such a church will be Christ loved and awaited,
And that depends on us.
-December 3, 1978