God in the striving, God in the resting

This summer, I participated in DotMagis’ annual celebration of the upcoming Feast Day of St. Ignatius on July 31. The series is called “31 Days with St. Ignatius,” and it highlights different themes of Ignatian Spirituality.

My piece, How Spanish Class Taught Me to Find God in All Things, can be found here.

I am learning there are moments for striving and active study, and there are moments for resting, for absorbing, for processing gradually, for trusting what has already been learned—and that God initiates and participates in both the striving and the resting. In this summer’s language study, I’m noticing shifts in my spiritual life as well. I find myself living in the tension between striving and resting, between initiating work and letting God work on me. I feel called to a deeper trust of what I already know to be true.

Happy Summer!
-E.

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