In Ignatius’ estimation, ingratitude is the worst of all sins. The flip side of this is that gratitude is one of the most excellent of virtues, if not the most excellent. Ignatius encourages his followers especially, but also any man or woman trying to live the Christian faith, to put gratitude into practice through the daily Examen.
As I struggle to continue to keep the Examen a daily part of my routine, I often find little aspects of my day standing out as being especially filled with God’s presence. This is what the Examen is designed to do. Should anything worth expressing publicly come across my mind and heart during these Examens, I shall share them with you here. And I encourage you to do the same in the comments section of these posts.
For now, to all a good night!