Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rejoice and Be Glad - n. 69

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”

69. This spiritual poverty is closely linked to what Saint Ignatius of Loyola calls “holy indifference”, which brings us to a radiant interior freedom: “We need to train ourselves to be indifferent in our attitude to all created things, in all that is permitted to our free will and not forbidden; so that on our part, we do not set our hearts on good health rather than bad, riches rather than poverty, honour rather than dishonour, a long life rather than a short one, and so in all the rest”.[68]

[68] Spiritual Exercises, 23d.