Mark E. Thibodeaux





Mark E. Thibodeaux


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Rev. Father Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ.

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“it helpful to draw pictures or diagrams, another way to work visually with the interior life.
Figure 5: Four Ways to Prepare for Desolation 1. Observe the course of thoughts. 2. Look out for false consolation. 3. Attend to vulnerabilities. 4. Seek God in your painful past.
Another purpose for journaling while in consolation is the simple gathering of evidence. It is in consolation when we see things as they really are-that is, we are able to see the goodness of God's creation inside us and all around us. Our assessments of relationships, of our own strengths and gifts, and of our friendship”
Mark E. Thibodeaux, God's Voice Within: The Ignatian Way to Discover God's Will

“The human condition is such that I spend my life struggling to be my own master and lord. I cling to the illusion that I am the god of my own life, and I go to any lengths to keep that illusion alive. Deep down inside, I know that my own kingship is inadequate, but I cannot accept that. I spend my life trying to prove to others and to myself that I am worthy to be lord. I am obsessed with doing, proving, having, showing, moving, winning, owning and on and on. These actions are my desperate attempts to prove to myself that I am the creator (my products) and the ruler (my control), and am adore-able (my achievements). Because it is a lie, because I am not any of those things, the proof will never be enough. I must constantly engage in more action, make more products, achieve more goals.”
Mark E. Thibodeaux, Armchair Mystic: Easing into Contemplative Prayer

“The graces of a healthy prayer life will reverberate in the actions of my everyday life. I throw a stone into a quiet pond. The stone is small and the spot it touches on the surface of the water is, too. And yet its ripples expand to every corner of the lake. From that tiny spot where the rock first made contact, waves are born and are carried to the very edges. In the same way, the effects of my short period of intimate contact with God will ripple through to the very edges of my day. Many people do not understand this basic connection between their prayer lives and their everyday lives.”
Mark E. Thibodeaux, Armchair Mystic: Easing into Contemplative Prayer



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