“Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived...’”
Sometimes it feels the Ignatian Spirituality Institute is always knocking on the doors of our neighbors. Each year, we come to you, our friends, asking for help. But we do not make this ask lightly, because right now it is midnight for the many people who come to ISI in search of spiritual sustenance.
Midnight is often a time that challenges us, and as the year comes to an end, it is hard not to sense gloom in the world around us. The tension in our headlines, our institutions, and sometimes our homes can feel overwhelming. To survive these long nights, women and men need three loaves of bread - bread of faith, bread of hope, and bread of love. Many come to ISI to be fed in their journey.
Through ISI programs, retreats, and most especially the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, women and men discover the intimacy of God’s love. They find companions who listen and help them discover meaning in their journey. Mature discipleship dawns for those who come to ISI, relieving the hunger felt at midnight. We at ISI share all we have, and then we ask our neighbors to help us give more.
Will you please consider an end of year gift to the Ignatian Spirituality Institute? Donate to Annual Giving HERE.
You can find simple financial information and what we do here, but ISI cannot do what we do without your financial support. Your gift is the yeast for the loaves of faith, hope, and love ISI offers to those who come to us. You are an answer to our prayers, a co-founder in our ministry, and a friend who answers the midnight bell.
As always, I offer my deepest gratitude for your support. May the Lord bless you and feed you with an abundance of hope and joy now, and forever.
“Because of your shameless audacity your friend will surely get up and give you what you need. So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you... knock and the door will be opened.”
Luke 11: 5-6