Monday, July 24, 2006
Sentire Cum Ecclesia
St. Ignatius of Loyola who coined the phrase, "Think with the mind of the Church" was mentioned in our sermon this Sunday. I was unfamiliar with this quote and with the help of a friend discovered this Rules for Thinking with the Church that are part of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
I noticed that the blog Pontifications had posted these Rules and they had inspired all sorts of dismay from neo-cons. In a twisted sort of way it was amusing to read. The major complaint seemed to be that Ignatius was expressing our relationship to God as a "servile" one. That just doesn't jive with us as a "Resurrection" people who bow our knee to no one.
We have a distinct choice. Do we say "Fiat"? or "Non serviam"? Think of it as one of those books where you choose the ending. See where it takes you.