Gatherings


“Spirituality is not about self-enhancement nor self-improvement indulgences. The root meaning of ‘education’ was ‘to lead people out,’ which is the mission that Ignatius had a vision of an institution dedicated to leading people out of their darkness. This institution is dedicated to leading people out of their darkness … about who they are in God’s eyes. And this institution is dedicated to leading people out of their darkness who Jesus has blessed them to be. Prayer and reflection moves us to embrace of our sisters and brothers, beyond ourselves. And that is the purpose of, the meaning of, a Jesuit ‘education.’” -Larry Gillick, the blind Jesuit

Churches and schools were the institution dedicated to leading people out of their darkness.

Today we celebrated a life and those institution still alive as a result. It was another grand day to be alive. I turned on the light with too little thought. But light was what made this new day begin. My eyes did not work until I could adjust the lens to the brightness. In this case, 45 minutes before sunrise, it was the artificial light, man-made light,which I used to get going. In other places of the world, people were forced to make their own adjustments.

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