We have to sweat the small stuff, because many times, the small stuff is where the good and evil spirit are at work.
All posts by Eric Immel, SJ
Eric was raised in Green Bay, and despite his best efforts to remain indifferent, the Packers have a stronghold on his emotional well-being. He enjoys grilling bratwurst, whales, and playing the drums. If he weren't a Jesuit, he'd likely make a last ditch effort at penning terrible pop songs. He appreciates a good beard and Stanley Tucci movies, and he studies theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
Joined in 2013 email@example.com posts
Jesuit 101: The Contemplation on the Incarnation: Why and How Jesus Shows Up
God became a person. That’s the wild belief of all Christians. Our latest Jesuit 101 explainer is a guide to the contemplation that helps us personally experience this reality.
Touching Jesus’s Cloak: Imaginative Prayer in Action
Have you ever used your imagination to pray? Does that sound strange? Imaginative prayer is a core component of Ignatian Spirituality. As part of our Jesuit 101 series, read how one Jesuit entered a gospel passage in which Jesus heals a woman. You might be surprised how awesome this form of prayer can be!
Going Back to Normal Can’t Be Going Back to How Things Were
With all that’s happened in the past year, going back to normal can’t be a return to the way things were. That’s because the way things were wasn’t good enough. Everything looks different. Everything is saturated with a familiar unknown, and nothing has its place just yet. I need to be alert, to note how this newness feels, to take advantage of the ensuing energy.
Talk 6: Do You Love Me? The Resurrected Christ and Our Response | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
This talk draws us into the Fourth Week of the Exercises and explores a question Jesus asks of all of us: do you love me?
Talk 5: Surely, it is not I, Lord? The Passion of Jesus | Life the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
This talk considers Judas’s question to Jesus at the Last Supper: Surely, it is not I, Lord? Given our Holy Week experience, it moves us into the Third Week of the Exercises, and explores the suffering of Jesus on the cross as an essential part of the Paschal mystery of the Christian faith.
Talk 4: What Do You Want? The Public Ministry of Jesus | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
This talk continues our experience of the Second Week, exploring the public ministry of Jesus and the relationships he formed with the people he served. It focuses on the question, “What do you want?”
Talk 3: How Can this Be? The Early and Hidden Years of Jesus’ Life | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
In this third talk of our Holy Week retreat, we look at the early life of Jesus, including the events of the Incarnation, the Nativity, and the Hidden Life of Jesus.
Talk 2: Who Told You That? Sin and God’s Boundless Love | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
This talk explores the second question God asks humanity in the sacred scriptures: who told you that?