Thursday, November 23, 2017

Savor it... (Fr. James Martin)

   As you enjoy that feeling of wondrous satisfaction after your Thanksgiving meal, consider this evening meditation from Fr. James Martin:

   What beautiful thing did you see, or hear, or feel, or experience over the last few days?  Can you remember it, and savor it?  St.  Ignatius Loyola often asked people to savor something, especially an experience in prayer, almost like a good meal.  Then you can thank God for what you’ve experienced, remembered and savored.

   Savoring is a way of slowing us down, and making us pay attention to the graces that God has given us.  It’s an antidote to a life that may be one of gratitude, but of quick gratitude, anxious to move onto the next experience.  In this way, savoring can help deepen our gratitude and our awareness of God’s presence in our lives.

   Savor it, and give thanks.
--Fr. James Martin, Facebook
Evening Meditation, July 5, 2016

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