the title might suggest to some of you that I might be offering you a tasty tidbit of truth from Iggy Pop, The Godfather (or grandfather) of punk. I’m not. Now I do believe one of my favorite artists could shed some positive light on us, but I’m afraid I will have to keep his albums on the shelf while I bust out some real “old school” Iggy...St. Ignatius of Loyola who invites us to find God in all things. Sound familiar? And by all things he really means in every thing: be it a person, place,or well, thing!
a leader in the Jesuit movement, Ignatius knew that God was everywhere. As such he would incourage his fellow Jesuits to not place their focus on the lofty, abstract theology truths but instead meditate on the world and all the stuff that is happening in it.
if I am hearing his words correctly, I’d say our focus need not be on asking for grace but to focus our eyes on the grace that is all around us. God’s grace is everywhere because God is everywhere and in everything. “We live in a universe soaked in grace,” writes Greg Boyle. And God “invites us to savor it.”
What a wonderful way to approach everything in life; including the distortion heavy sonic sounds of Iggy Pop and the Stooges
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”