Before Seeing the Flower


We scatter seeds and do not necessarily see the flower blossom. During the homily at the Feast of St. Ignatius today, the priest spoke of not only St. Ignatius and his life but also the life of his companion St. Francis Xavier. The part that grabbed my attention was when he recounted that St. Francis never arrived  at the place he head hoped to do what he felt called to do–he died within sight of the land.

St. Ignatius left the world a great gift with the Spiritual Exercises. Four hundred years later people are still blessed by the gift. Ignatius too scattered seeds that he never saw spread throughout the world. On his feast day, I am pondering the desires of my heart. What can I return to God who has been so generous to me? I spoke about this issue with a former pastor of my parish today. He had an idea that he planted. I may explore this but I told him what was on my heart. We never know what the garden of our lives will look like as we scatter seeds but I do know that I want to plant something beautiful.  How about you?



Reflection Questions

Who has scattered seeds that affected you in a positive manner?

What seeds are you planting and how will they impact generations to come?


I find You
here, now
in this and that
in all things.
You toss seeds
scatter them,
all around, blessing us.
Lord, may I desire to serve You
here, now,
in all things


About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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