Denise suggested this passage from Paul Coutinho’s, An Ignatian Pathway:
Ignatius tells me that I am a pilgrim on a spiritual journey. I come to see that the orientation or the disposition of my life is more important than the final outcome I seek. The patterns of our lives are more important than the details of our personal history. The process of discernment is more important than the decisions I reach.
That’s why Ignatius is more interested in the why of things than the what. He wants to know why we sin rather than the list of our sins. Ignatius wants us to spend our energy living our lives well rather than straining to figure out why we are in the situations we find ourselves in.
Ignatius called himself a pilgrim. I am a pilgrim. You are a pilgrim. And so with Ignatius we need to put on the mind of the pilgrim and set forth on a journey.
Keep moving. The moment the pilgrim decides to settle down, the pilgrim dies.