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Mindfulness and Thankfulness: The Ignatian Examen as a Discipline of Care for Our Common Home and One Another

Integral Ecology | Wed, Nov 22, 2017

By Kate Tromble
Source: www.integral-voices.com
"As Thanksgiving draws near, I find myself thinking about the various people and things for which I am thankful. Identifying the good and being grateful for it keeps me grounded. It keeps me from distorting the bad or wallowing in it. God might not, as Fr. Brian J. Lehane, S.J., suggests, 'want us always to be saying "thank you".' But he does want us 'to be noticing how much we are loved and cared for by Him and, in turn, respond[ing] by living a life of gratitude.' A life of gratitude. Isn’t that what Pope Francis lives, models and asks of us as well? It is not surprising that Pope Francis, formed in Ignatian tradition, approaches his ministry with a sense of gratitude." Read the rest of Kate Tromble's blog post at: https://integral-voices.com/2017/11/22/mindfulness-and-thankfulness-the-ignatian-examen-as-a-discipline-of-care-for-our-common-home-and-one-another/.