General Congregation 34 - Characteristics of Our Way of Proceeding
May we ever live more faithfully this way of Christ modeled for us by St. Ignatius. For this we pray in a prayer of Father Pedro Arrupe: Lord, meditating on our way of proceeding, I have discovered that the ideal of our way of acting is your way of acting. Give me that sensus Christi that I may feel with your feelings, with the sentiments of your heart, which basically are love for your Father and love for all men and women. Teach me how to be compassionate to the suffering, to the poor, the blind, the lame, and the lepers. Teach us your way so that it becomes our way today, so that we may come closer to the great ideal of St. Ignatius: to be companions of Jesus, collaborators in the work of redemption.
Source: Documents of the 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus (The Institute of Jesuit Sources: St. Louis, 1995)
- In the end, the goal of Jesuits is to be other Christs, helping manifest the presence of God in the world. As I think of Jesus and his career, does sharing His life and sentiments attract me? In what ways?
- “Love for [the] Father and for all women and men” seems a challenge in so many ways. What are the main challenges to taking on this love that Christ had in my life?