Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Between March of 1522 and February of 1523, Saint Ignatius recorded his spiritual exercises which became the basis of retreats given at Jesuit retreat houses. In one of these exercises he invites us to imagine ourselves in front of Jesus on the Cross and ask ourselves three questions: What have I done for Christ? What am I doing for Christ? What will I do for Christ?
These "Exercises shove the searcher [you and me] into the center of the Gospel and leave him alone there with Christ, with the triune God who speaks to him...confronts him, nose to nose...the call becomes a turning point in one's life...What is supposed to happen is the same thing that happened long ago on the bank of the Jordan. "As Jesus was passing by," and Ignatius emphasizes that Jesus is not stationed somewhere but rather is always passing by, "John looked at him and said, 'Behold the Lamb of God.' The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. But Jesus turned around and, seeing them following him, asked them, 'What are you seeking?'" When they reply, "Rabbi, where are you staying?" he answers, "Come and see." (John 1:36-39) Make up your mind to come, which means "drop everything." (Luke 5:11), and you shall see." (Father Hans Urs von Balthasar)
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Saint Ignatius Vision at the Chapel of La Storta - Icon by Father William McNichols