Dear Community of the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center,
As we enter the Lenten Season, preparing to walk with Jesus in His suffering, death and resurrection, we pray that we might have the courage and vulnerability to grow in our relationship with God by experiencing Jesus' love for us and hearing Jesus' call to be His disciples. We can journey together this Lent in the ISLC's community reading of Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungary, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned and Keep Your Day Job by Kerry Weber, managing editor at the Jesuit publication, America Magazine. The book documents one of Kerry's Lenten experiences where, instead of giving something up, she decides to do the corporal works of mercy.
Kerry inspires us this season to ask, "how do I let God work through me?" With a world and a country in crisis, we must make a commitment to ourselves, to our community and to God to stay grounded in God's love, to be contemplatives in action and to prophetically, fiercely and compassionately love the world.
This Lent, join us at the ISLC for a community reading of Mercy in the City, to pray for peace, experience Holy Yoga and continue to work with the Sanctuary Movement- all so that we can continue learning how to better love God and our neighbor.
See you soon at the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center!
Peace & Prayers,