Saturday, July 31, 2021

Ignatius: poverty plus Christ

Saturday, July 31, 2021
    Commemoration of Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556
    The LORD knows the thoughts of man; he knows that they are futile.
    —Psalm 94:11 (NIV)
    I desire and choose poverty with Christ poor, rather than riches; insults with Christ loaded with them, rather than honors; I desire to be accounted as worthless and a fool for Christ, rather than to be esteemed as wise and prudent in this world. So Christ was treated before me.
    ... St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491/5-1556), The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, New York: P. J. Kennedy & Sons, 1914, p. 84 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 94:11; Matt. 5:11-12; 11:25; John 15:18-19; 1 Cor. 1:18-24; 3:19-20; 4:10
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, the world does not respect You. Show me how to testify to the world.
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