Ignatian Spirituality prefers that we experience God rather than learn about God.
At some point, my colleague Tom McGrath had the perfect image for this statement but, sadly, it has gotten lost.
It was a cartoon of two identical doors with signs on them. In front of one of the doors was a long line of people waiting to go in and, in front of the other, not a single person. One door had the sign “God” written on it and the other door had “Discussions about God.”
As you can guess, all the people were lined up before the “Discussions about God” door because it is so much easier to talk about God than to encounter God.
Ignatian Spirituality is all about trying to help people to meet God, to know and to love God rather than keeping things on a safe and theoretical level.
We can learn lots about God and it won’t change us one iota. When we encounter God, our lives are changed forever.