When my wife and I visited Hawaii some years back, we were shown around one day by our dear friend Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy. As I was doing the driving with my wife riding shotgun, Jayne sat in the back seat and played the role of tour guide and navigator to perfection. At one point, we got stuck in a little traffic. Jayne sensed that I was getting a little frustrated and feared that I might honk my horn at someone. Pre-emptively, she said, “Joe, don’t blow your horn at people. That’s not how we do things here!” I went on to learn a number of things about the Hawaiian “way of proceeding” that are very different from the southside of Chicago “way of proceeding.”
This notion of a “way of proceeding” is at the heart of Ignatian spirituality and helps us to reflect on the fact that, as followers of Jesus, we should have a different way of proceeding—a different way of thinking, acting, and speaking. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the Ignatian way of proceeding and how our faith should make a difference in how we respond to life.
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