God’s Glance – Ignatian Spirituality

In our new residence, we hung footage of our 10 grandchildren down the size of the corridor. Our youthful son mentioned jokingly, “You’re going to have to get a longer hall.” He could also be proper, however no new lives are anticipated any time quickly.

And these aren’t simply any footage. My husband painstakingly images every youngster with cautious consideration to background, lighting, and setting. He pores over 100 choices earlier than choosing the one which he feels finest represents that youngster’s persona.

People who come to go to us can simply see what we worth. It’s our household.

This morning at prayer I requested God to bless all these children. In my thoughts’s eye, I might absorb all of them with a look. All of their smiles, what they’re sporting, and their personalities had been current to me with a single reminiscence of strolling down my corridor the opposite day. Then I obtained an perception.

God can absorb everybody on the earth—each single one in all us—with a single look. How infinite is our God who can see all of us concurrently! And God is absolutely conscious of our personalities, our depth, our backgrounds, and the sunshine of Jesus shining in every lovely face.

I can think about that God has a protracted corridor the place he hangs footage of all humanity. I ponder how God may group us collectively. Perhaps we’re so as by age, just like the grandkids on my wall. When folks arrive in heaven, possibly they first get to cease at God’s great wall and listen to God brag. “Look what I’ve created!” God smiles. “Isn’t it beautiful? And it’s very, very good.”

In this motion, God the Father exhibits a depth of affection for humanity that’s contagious. Maybe God teaches the newcomers in heaven how to absorb at a look all these folks on the photograph wall.

Maybe they aren’t footage however relatively motion pictures of the perfect elements of our lives, and in a break up second of contemplating this wall, we’re saturated with goodness. Just like I can absorb a collage of images suddenly, God can see all sides of us and all our motivations all through all time.

Some of the framed components on God’s wall are works in progress. The saints view us right here on earth and root for our security and beauty.

What goodness do the saints see once they have a look at my portrait? What do I need them to see?

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