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Meister Eckhardt once wrote: And Ignatius Loyola in the preamble to his spiritual exercises wrote: All the good things in this world belong to us, but the glory belongs to God.
The way we make sure that the glory goes to God, Ignatius Gay essayist out, was by a continuous spirit of gratitude. I am aware that the Holy Spirit has been with me always over the past 84 years. I would like to reflect with you on some dramatic moments in my life and ministry when the action of the Holy Spirit was palpable and express my debt of gratitude.
I hope that you will search for parallel moments in your life. One of those special gifts of the Holy Spirit over the past few weeks was reading Gay essayist memoirs of Archbishop Weakland: A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church, an extraordinary book by a gay member of the hierarchy which throws incredible hope-filled light on the future of the church.
I emailed Archbishop Weakland and asked him if he had a message for this audience. Rembert wrote to me that his message would be simple: Cast out into the deep! The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
The first moment I want to recall goes back 65 years. My infantry unit managed to cross the border. The German army counterattacked.
My unit found itself surrounded by German tanks. I remember taking off my T-shirt to signal my surrender. A German soldier was assigned to march me back to a prisoner collection point. I was certain that the guard intended to shoot me. As we walked down a country lane we came upon a roadside shrine with a crucifix.
I signaled the guard that I wanted to say a prayer. As he leaned on his rifle and smoked one of my Camel cigarettes, I knelt to pray.
I remember making an act of contrition.
Lord I am only 18; I am too young to die! Well, here I am at 84 still in decent health, so that prayer was certainly answered. The next event occurred while I was a kriegsgefangenen prisoner of war. The Germans starved the American prisoners.
I went down to 90 lbs. One day we were sent out to a farm to chop wood where the SS were raising mink. A slave laborer from eastern Europe was mixing a mash of vegetables for the animals. I could not take my eyes off the food.
The guard would have killed him if he saw him feed a prisoner. That action was like a flash of lightning on a dark night. I date my vocation to religious life to that moment.
Here was a man who had the courage to risk his life to feed a total stranger. And he found that courage in his faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
I wanted to be able to imitate that man. My prayer from that moment to this is: Lord, grant me the grace to know what your will for me is and grant me the courage to be able to do it.
The next memorable moment was my discovery of the philosophical writings of Maurice Blondel while studying theology at Woodstock seminary.
Sponga, the rector, gave a seminar on Blondel. A whole new world of philosophical and theological thinking opened up to me and filled me with joy and hope.
One of the next striking manifestations of the Holy Spirit in my life occurred at one of the darkest moments in my life.This week marks the release of celebrated novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson's newest collection of essays, When I Was a Child I Read Books.
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August "These essays are political and they are personal," Roxanne Gay announces in the introduction of Bad Feminist. "They are, like feminism, flawed, but they come from a genuine place." This place, as displayed throughout the course of her excellent essay collection, is also one of daring intelligence, imagination, and empathy.