Online Retreat - Week 3
Alexander, Andy, S.J.
Waldron, Maureen McCann
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Perspective - A Picture of HarmonyGuide: The World as It's Meant to BeAfter two weeks of reviewing our story, and seeing it as a story of God's faithful presence in our lives, we move now to look at the bigger picture. This week we want to reflect on, and be inspired by, God's creative desire for us as part of the whole of creation. St. Ignatius of Loyola put it so simply:God created us to praise, reverence, and serve Godand in this way to save our souls.God created all of the rest of creationto help us achieve the purpose for whichGod created us.Readings:1. Variations on a Theme from Rilke (from Breathing the Water by Denise Levertov)2. Ephesians 1:3-11Prayers:1. A Prayer to Begin Each Day2. Psalm 1383. All Our Life is Your Gift (Certain As the Dawn by Peter Van Breeman, S.J.)4. Canticle of Brother Sun (St. Francis of Assisi)