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1 Ignatian Spirituality Meeting and relating with God personally, uniquely and directly Noticing and attending feelings, desires and memories… Principle and foundation Operation of consciousness, ongoing - Examen

2 Ignatian Spirituality (Continued) Praying, meditating, and contemplating with imagination, affect, senses, empathy and thoughts Knowing that God desires to communicate directly and patiently Moving toward spiritual freedom brought about by the action of Christ

3 依納爵靈修 (Continued) Knowing Jesus more clearly, loving Him more dearly, and following Him more nearly Making choices, two standards Suffering and laboring with Christ Contemplation on attaining love, and responding to God’s love

4 依納爵靈修 (Continued) Telling people about God, and learning to love like God Journeying with companions, and acquiring intimate friendships Feeling and tasting all things internally as signs of God’s activity within each person, at all times and in all places

5 Value Orientation (Kluckhohn) Common Human Concerns and Possible Responses Time Sense - Temporal focus Past Present Future Attitude and Belief of Innate Human Nature: Good Evil Mixed Personal Development: Orientation of Activities Doing Being Becoming

6 Value Orientation (Kluckhohn) Common Human Concerns and Possible Responses (Continued) Preferred Patterns in Interpersonal Relationships: Collateral Individual Hierarchical Relationship with the World or Nature: Dominant over Subordinate to Harmony with

7 相互 Reciprocal Becoming 轉化 Chinese and Christian Christian Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love 信望愛 Making the most of the Present moment 當下 Becoming as the goal in personal development 轉化 Human nature is basically Good 善 Collateral as the way of relating with others 互助 Harmony with nature and the world in the end 和諧

8 相互 Reciprocal Becoming 轉化 (Continued) An integration of Traditional Chinese value orientation Personal life-changing events, with Ignatian Spirituality -- finding God in all things

9 Friendship “…You are my friends… I call you friends…” (John.15:14,15) A friend is “another self” … a sacrament of God’s love Friends are called to mutual dialogue, exchange, sharing and self-giving Authentic Christian friendship must “begin in Christ, continue in Christ and be perfected in Christ.” (Saint Aelred of Rievaulx)

10 友 情友 情 友之與我,雖有二身,二身之內,其心一而已 My friend and I, Although two bodies, In these separate two, One heart dwells. 節錄自利瑪竇編著的【交友論】 友直,友諒,友多聞 (Confucius)

11 文化中的情感 情不知所起,一往而深 生者可以死,死可以生 生而不可與死,死而不可復生者 皆非情之至也 ( 牡丹亭 )

12 Affect in Chinese Culture Affect knows not, all the way go deeper For the living, unto death For the dead, become alive Those living who fear death, or Those dead who unable to rise Know not yet affect (Mu Dang Ting)

13 “Place” and Human Identity (Philip Sheldrake) Often neglected spiritual and theological theme Central aspect of human experience, identity, and quality of life A location, a portion of space with particular significance Places are connected with people, values or structures Being “at home”, “out of place” or “in place”

14 Inner Place Familiar landscapes or adopted landscapes A continuum of the outside world and one’s inner world Being rooted, here and now Transcend to sacred places where the timeless and the deep can be found by Grace and Revelation

15 Inner Place (Continued) Accepting one’s context and being accepted by it Scriptural tension about people in transit – looking for their place in God alone A place of encounter, epiphany, calling, being sent and commitment

16 Encountering God through Life-changing Events: an Example Life crisis – widowhood Denial, grief, anger, sadness, pain, fear, loss, helplessness, guilt, “incompleteness”, “why?”… Process: willingness to touch the pain, to ac- knowledge, share, and accept the feelings, to reconstruct life and purpose with God’s grace and caring companions “God favors the alien, the orphaned, the widowed” “Blessed are the sorrowing, they shall be consoled”

17 Teachings in Life Crisis Paul’s letter to Timothy: 1.“The real widow, left destitute, is one who has set her hope on god and continues night and day in supplications and prayers.” 2.“Her character will be attested to by her good deeds.” 3.“Has she been eager to do every possible good work?” 4.“Do not let them become burden to the Church.”

18 Reciprocal Becoming in Life Crisis In loneliness and solitude, with support and encouragement of others, Grace appearing Inner landscape changes, not knowing exactly when, how why and where New placement helps to being in place There is life and love after widowhood, uncertain, but assured; human and sacred

19 Oceanic and Mountainous Joy Associated with significant encounters with strangers and friends, aesthetics and nature Simple pleasure in the sight of mountains, rocks, pebbles, the sound of flowing water, the sunshine, the phases of the moon, flowers, desert, even bare beaches… Love is awaken in the soul, a sense of great affinity and proximity to God, self and others


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