Deciding Like A Jesuit
We face decisions every day.
Some are simple: What’s for lunch? Should I watch one more episode of that new show?
Some are more complex. Should I get married? Move to a new city? Take that big job offer? It can be hard to know what to do, and we might be left feeling paralyzed.
Worry not! As crazy as it may sound, a nearly 500-year-old Catholic saint — and our founder — has the answer to your decision-making questions. St. Ignatius of Loyola was a master decision-maker, and the spiritual tools he’s passed down through the Society of Jesus can help you sort through of life’s bigger questions. (You’re on your own deciding what’s for lunch.)
Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ, is a Jesuit priest who has experiencing with helping people make decisions — and practice Ignatian spirituality. In the following series of videos, he walks us through how we might use Ignatius’ spiritual tools in our own lives to make the decisions we’re facing today.
“The human person is created to praise, reverence and serve God … we should desire and choose only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.”
— St. Ignatius of Loyola