Pastor Ricky ended this sermon by encouraging us to reflect on our lives theologically. He offered help in this by leading us in an adaptation of an Ignatian exercise known as the Examen.
The version he encouraged is practiced in the following steps:
1. Pause and pay attention to God's presence
2. Look back on the day/week and give thanks to God for where you felt he was near. Where was He?
3. Look back on the day/week and notice where God felt distant. Why might He have felt distant?
4. In light of what you've reviewed, what might you need tomorrow/next week?
For more information on the traditional Examen, check out any of the links below.
Ignatian Spirituality: History and Practice of the Examen