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Finding God Within

The most consoling thought is that God is with us always, even in difficult or messy moments in our lives. This loving God who has created us has provided a way for us to communicate by tuning into our inner life. This life is made up of feelings and emotions, the raw material of the movements that God stirs in us. By using reflection and contemplation we can learn how to find and cooperate with God’s will. We often need to let go of attachments and our sense of being in control in order to find God. The other really good news is that God is always offering us a new chance or opportunity. As St Paul said, ‘Nothing can separate us from the love of God.’ There is always a way back home. We don’t have to expect huge miracles or spectacular moments. Rather there are concrete ways of living, praying and reflecting on our experiences that allow us to discover God daily.

Excerpted from Discover God Daily: Seven life-changing moments from the journey of Saint Ignatius by Brendan McManus SJ and Jim Deeds
(pp. 95–96)