Thursday 6 October 2022

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St Bruno

Galatians 3:1-5. Blessed is the Lord God of Israel; for he has come to his people – Luke 1:69-75. Luke 11:5-13.

Repetition is a test of the strength of our desire

During the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius gives the retreatants specific ‘graces’ to ask for day after day, for example, ‘to see Jesus more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly’. It is the experience of spiritual directors that God does give this grace, and many others asked for in the retreat. We do not need to persist because God is obstinate, rather, repetition is a test of the strength of our desire – if we really want something good for us or for another, we will keep on asking for it. God will open the door.

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