Ignatian Spirituality wants us to be grateful and, in our gratitude, to become “people for others.”
I recently read an article about Scientology which pointed out that it is largely about “self help.” The work adherents do to get “clear” seems to be all about the self. Ignatian Spirituality couldn’t be more different.
Ignatian Spirituality is built upon a “virtuous circle.” We reflect on all the things we’re grateful for and that reflection which leads us to gratitude hopefully also leads us to service.
When we volunteer or serve in some way, we find ourselves reflecting on the situation. The reflection leads us back to gratitude and again to service and we have our “virtuous circle.”