Getting in touch with our deepest desires

We are having a sermon series on prayer and so I thought it might be good to share some thoughts and prayers here on the blog to.

The first one is about our deepest desires. Saint Ignatius believed that God speaks to us through our deepest desires – it is in that place where we find God. He believed that we can trust our feelings because at heart our very deepest desire is to return to God’s. Here is an exercise to get in touch with our deepest desires:

When was the last time you asked yourself what you really want?

And how long did you entertain that longing? Thirty seconds? A couple of minutes?

What inner or outer voices suggested that, whatever it was, you ought not to be so foolish as to think it could be satisfied?

At some point, did you judge yourself to be willful or selfish?

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