Ignatius of Loyola: Forgetfulness

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For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. Luke 9:24

“He who forgets himself in the service of God may be assured that God will not forget Him .”

Ignatius of Loyola as recounted in A Thought from St. Ignatius of Loyola for Each Day of the Year (New York: Bezinger Brothers, 1887).

This applies to ladies too. I want to honor my wife, Jenni, today. She’s hosting a Soulcare Anchoress retreat today, helping people anchor their soul in Jesus.

She forgets herself in service to God so I give thanks that God will not forget her. Do you forget yourself, or as Luke would say, lose your life for Christ’s sake?

Generous living requires forgetfulness. We must all forget about ourselves and focus on the needs of others. In so doing, we can trust that God will remember us.

I think of my mentor, Dan Busby, whose life is hanging in the balance in ICU. He’s walked out of there once by God’s mercy. God can help him do it again. God, as Dan has forgotten himself, please come to his aid. Amen.

I am also thinking of my friend, Ken, today. He is living with his brother to help him because he has cancer and needs care. God, as Ken and all of us forget ourselves, remember us please. Amen.

Perhaps you can think of someone forgetful. Pause now to pray for them. God hears your and mine intercession. He invites it. What a generous God we serve!