When in danger, when in doubt
Run in circles, scream and shout.
Well, that only takes you so far in life! I have come to a new bit of wisdom, from a friend I knew at St. Louis University, Fr. Joe Tetlow, speaking of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits:
The Spiritual Exercises are a way to go through a prayer experience to discover through praying and Scripture and the Church's revelation what your own deepest and most authentic desiring is, and to find the courage to enact that.
I think that is a terrific statement, and applicable far beyond Christian spirituality. When I have a difficult situation, I try to think about looking for my own deepest and most authentic desiring, and finding the courage to enact that. Thank you, Fr. Tetlow!