Fr. Paul Hoesing, Dean of Seminarians at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, provided keynote remarks to the AMDG group at SLUH on January 24. His presentation, entitled 'God Calls, We Respond,' invited the SLUH community to focus on how God’s love calls us as we are, where we are.
Fr. Hoesing said that God’s call to each of us is unique and particular. Regardless who we are or what our circumstances may be, He always leads with consoling love and never leaves us desolate. Our role is to notice where we are receiving love in the midst of our daily lives. This is the heart of Ignatius’ “Call of the King” – that is, hearing the voice of the One who has rescued us, asking us if we’ll respond by staying close to Him as He reaches out to others.
Some questions we might ask ourselves daily in an examen of consciousness include:
- How have I experienced God’s limitless love for me today?
- How have I responded to God’s love today?
- What more (the magis) can I do to respond generously to God’s love?
About AMDG at SLUH
For the Greater Glory of God and the spiritual health of our families, the AMDG group at SLUH gathers quarterly to learn about the spirituality of St. Ignatius and growing closer to God and one another in faith and friendship. Each meeting features a keynote talk that explores a chapter in the book “What is Ignatian Spirituality?” by David L. Fleming, S.J.