The Way of Faithful: The Dynamics of Spiritual Desire - by Monty Williams SJ
Paperback: pages 246
Our lives are full of challenges, bewilderment, wonder and delight. How do we place these experiences within the constantly changing relationship we have with God, and in the light of God’s desire for us? Do we seek out God’s love for us, or do we flee from that intimacy?
Monty Williams undertakes to examine what being loved by and in love with God entails, by plotting the dynamics of desire present in our ordinary and everyday lives. This dynamics underpins the discernments of each of the Four Stages (Ignatius calls them Weeks) of the Exercises. Williams skillfully plots a movement from the first stage of a self-enclosed security to the final stage of a creativity that builds community across the divisions of otherness and alienation. With each stage there is a growing recognition of what it means to be in love.