Assiduous reader, Michelle, in responding to my blog-alogue (#6) about the Examen came up with an image that delights me:
…I have a tendency to have a seat next to God on the couch and listen to His commentary as it flows past. That sense of seeing my day through God’s eyes, and the sure knowledge of His willingness to watch, help and guide that that brings, keeps me coming back. I might wince at my attitude some days, God never.
What I most love about this idea is that it puts God right beside us, in the midst of our daily life with its joys and struggles, and makes the Examen a “cooperative venture” between our loving God and our – sometimes not so loving – selves.
Thank you, Michelle. Guess who I’m going to invite to sit beside me at lunchtime today?