WHAT IF?

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Greg Kennedy, SJ is assigned to the spiritual exercises ministry at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Novalis will publish Greg's book - “Reupholstered Psalms” - on March 1, 2020.

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8 Comments
  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 01:39h, 15 December Reply

    What if you didn’t?

  • Caroline Maloney
    Posted at 02:48h, 15 December Reply

    Love that! Better would be, “what is?”

  • graeme quinlan
    Posted at 04:19h, 15 December Reply

    Now this is a very perplexing question, one that can be used constantly as I am sure it is. I can think of many reasons for it,s use. such as , what if I didn’t have to go to work to earn a living, what if I didn’t have to have a car to get around , what if I didn’t have to sleep so many hours a night to keep myself going, what if I didn’t have to keep buying new cloths all the time just to keep up appearances, what if I didn’t have to keep helping others out all the time, and so the list goes on. But the answer that gets me is, am I looking at life the way I should be. If I take the time to listen to what the Spirit is saying to me and realise that I’am in God and God is in me, then we should be able to see the reason for our being . Now ask yourself the question . Not what if. But why Not. God is the reason we say to Him .Not” WHAT If” , But :WHY NOT”.

  • Bernice Dookhan-Khan
    Posted at 07:20h, 15 December Reply

    Thanks. God bless.

  • Catherine von Zuben
    Posted at 09:33h, 15 December Reply

    What if … no one writes a comment?

  • Robert Czerny
    Posted at 10:57h, 15 December Reply

    It is as if
    the trouble really is
    that what really is
    might really be
    as if

  • David St Amand
    Posted at 11:44h, 15 December Reply

    What am I experiencing?
    What are my expectations?
    What do I seek?

    • Greg
      Posted at 22:16h, 15 December Reply

      These are great questions!

      And a great antidote to the restlessness that provokes the “what if?”

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